Writer: StevieG Col U
Date:Tuesday June 30 2009
Colchester United goalkeeper Dean Gerken has left the club with a move to Bristol City completed this afternoon.
The 24-year-old departs for an undisclosed sum and ends a eight-year association with the U's in the process. Carlisle United stopper Ben Williams looks set to replace Gerken on the U's 'keeping books.
The Southend-born player penned a two-year deal at Ashton Gate after making 119 appearances in his spell with the U's.
Gerken told the club's official site: 'I was thankful for my chance at Colchester and enjoyed my time at the club.
Since boss Paul Lambert joined the club it has been made clear that he was not a fan of Gerken's.
'A new manager came in this season and had a different view on how we wanted to take the club forward,' Gerken added.
The deal will comes as disappointing news for many U's followers, who will be sad to see him leave.
Vital Colchester would like wish Dean the best of luck and thank him for his efforts.
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