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U's Admit Defeat In Holt Chase

Paul Lambert, and Colchester United, appear to have accepeted defeat in the chase to sign Shrewsbury Town star Grant Holt.

The U's had a bid of around 250,000 rejected by bosses at The Prostar Stadium but it was widely believed a deal was still viable. U's chief executive Steve Bradshaw recently said that negations were on-going, to read the article, click here.

However, after Shrews boss Paul Simpson slapped a 'hands off' message on Holt it as though a any transfer off.

Lambert, 39, confirmed to CU-FC.com: 'It appears that Shrewsbury have said he's not for sale and we have to accept that.'

But he did also reveal that despite the knock-back the U's are still determined to strengthen their forward-line. It remains to be seen who else is on Lambert's radar.

'It doesn't alter the fact that we are in the market for strikers and that search will continue,' he added.


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We could just deploy Matt Heath as a battering ram and win ugly! And sign Rob Jones from Hibs to pair two battering-rams!!
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