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Colchester`s £500,000 Bid Rejected For Jones

Colchester`s £500,000 Bid Rejected  For Jones

Colchester United`s £500,000 bid to make Rob Jones the most expensive player ever has failed.

Scottish club Hibernian are keen to keep the 29-year-old man-mountain, whose current contract has eighteen months to run.

The former Grimsby and Celtic man has obviously impressed Paul Lambert and any of the three different bids made by Colchester for the player had been accepted, but he appears an indispensible team-member.

Mixu Paatelainen told the Scotsman:

"We have no intention of losing Rob and I'm pretty confident he will stay here.

"I have no problem with bids coming in.

This is a time when every club is looking to improve and Colchester obviously feel Rob would improve them so they tried to get him.

"I have no problem with that. It's within everyone's right to do that, as long as it is done it within the rules and also in a correct manner.

"I have spoken to Rob. He's fine and realises the situation. His performances have been excellent, even after the first bid.

"I'm hoping he continues to be first call after this one.

"We don't have to sell. Rob is a big player for Hibs who has been fantastic for us this season. I can see him staying beyond the window."


U's boss Lambert is reportedly happy with the current crop of central defenders, with Pat Baldwin, Matt Heath, Paul Reid and Chris Coyne in contention for a starting place.

It looks like this saga is over!






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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Friday January 30 2009
Time: 4:56PM

Comments

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Lets spend the 500k on a top striker to get us the goals for a play-off spot and securing the services of Jimmy Walker until the end of the season at least. The defence looks pretty solid at present.
ooohhJohnnieJackson
01/02/2009 16:54:00
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A lot of money for a club of your size?
horseworrier
03/02/2009 15:52:00
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Really wish we signed him , would strengthen our defence so much and give us more threat for corners and free kicks.
Daryl Peck
03/02/2009 17:00:00
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Would have been a lot of money, don't think we need him, although a good player!
Matt_Us
05/02/2009 10:25:00
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If we're gonna be a championship side we need to look for these type of players , just a shame Hibs didnt wanna sell.
Daryl Peck
06/02/2009 20:57:00
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