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Gillespie: U's Made Me Feel Wanted

Gillespie On U's Move

He told 'It has been going on for a while after the first bids were made and, although a couple of other clubs were after me, Colchester made me feel really wanted.

'They showed that they were really keen to sign me and I spoke to the manager in depth and, having heard where he wants to go with his team, it was enough to make me sign for Colchester.

'The club wants to get back into the Championship and that's where I want to be playing my football, so I am looking forward to playing for my new team.

'I had a good time at Cheltenham and scored goals whilst I was there. We stayed up two seasons running and that was great for the club.

'I have been impressed by Colchester's ambition though and I have moved on and I want to start winning things with Colchester.

'That starts from day one. I want to start scoring goals early on and win the fans over, because it's important to me that I make that good early impression on the fans.

'I've literally just met up with the lads after signing the paperwork. It'll be a good chance to get to meet the lads and get to know what they're all about.'

Cheltenham Town Chairman Paul Baker On Move

He told the club's official website: 'We've reluctantly agreed to accept Steven Gillespie's request for a transfer.

'Steven has made it clear that he sees his future away from Whaddon Road and as a club we felt we had little option to allow him to leave as we did not want to keep a player who wanted away.

'Of course, all of that depended upon whether we received a suitable offer and we are very pleased with this deal.

'The fee is a significant improvement on previous offers and will enable us to reinvest the money in a replacement.

'Any remaining monies will then be put towards the playing budget.

'Overall we are glad to have brought the matter to a close as the uncertainty was affecting Keith Downing's preparations.

'We can now move forward with some new faces and look ahead to the new season.'

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Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 8 2008

Time: 10:42AM

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Well glad to hear it! Good to see the U's wanting top-quality signings!
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