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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