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Transfer News: Lambert Brings In Beevers

Transfer News: Lambert Brings In Beevers

Paul Lambert has beat-off apparent competition from Motherwell and Notts County to the signing of versatile defender, Lee Beeversfrom Lincoln.

The 25-year-old reportedly sat down with Motherwell in May to discuss terms and would have signed for the Scottish side but for a recent change of manager. County were yesterday also considering high-jacking the deal at the last moment, according to a number of sources.

Now, however, he becomes Colchester`s third summer signing, on the same day as club captain Chris Coyne is publically revealed to beconsidering a contract offer from Perth Glory. Beevers, who will play anywhere across the back four, looks set to be his replacement and will join on a free on July 1.

"There were other clubs interested but after speaking to Paul Lambert and getting to know him, my mind was made up. He told me what he wants to do and where he wants to go with Colchester," said the stopper, who played 48 games in League Two last term, in today`s Evening Gazette.

He went on: "I`m happy to be playing anywhere for Colchester as long as I force my way into the team. I know that there will be competition for places but that`s good, because it keeps you on your toes and helps you improve. I`m looking forward to getting to know the lads over pre-season and staking my claim."

The player also said he is the kind of guy to wear his heart on his sleeve, which can only be a good thing.

The U`s are now waiting on fellow defender Pat Baldwin to agree a new deal, following the news that Alan Maybury has extended his contract with the club.

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Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 9:41AM


Decent signing, don't know a lot about him. Welcome. He's holding up Lockwood's shirt in the picture on the OWS!
StevieG Col U
24/06/2009 11:37:00
Now, now Steve, you know that's how speculation starts!! Well, perhpas that's Locky out for good then.
24/06/2009 11:38:00
Just seems strange that's all!
StevieG Col U
24/06/2009 11:53:00
I know, I was joking. It's fun to speculate, of course! Squad mumbes must be out soon!
24/06/2009 12:04:00
I think with Maybury signing as well, Ifil, White and Coyne will all be on their way. Beevers sounds a good versatile player though
24/06/2009 12:51:00
White? Hope not! He can play across the back and in the midfield. I was suprised Lambert didn't put him there that time he used Maybury last term. I worry about Baldwin, so let's hope he's re-signing!
24/06/2009 13:06:00
Hope White doesn't go, I'd have him over Maybury, but wouldn't be surprised. Lambert has said he wouldn't stand in his way.
StevieG Col U
24/06/2009 13:49:00
He's a good player! Ok, I accept that we might be bias but replacing Maybury with White if you look at it that way is stupid!!
24/06/2009 15:33:00
and also, all this speulation about Beevers being a bit of a dud is really annoying me! Would rather keep Coyne and White than have an unknown.... but these things happen in football!
24/06/2009 15:38:00
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