Date:Wednesday July 8 2009
Departed winger, Mark Yeates, has said promotions for both Middlesbrough and Colchester would make a fantastic season.
"I wouldn`t be surprised if they went up next season and I would be delighted if that were to happen," the winger said in local paper, the Colchester Gazette, this week. Colchester are currently at 9/2 to gain promotion next season; they kick off with an away trip to Norwich.
Yeates, although now focused on achieving promotion from the Championship for the side he just joined, will be following United`s results next season.
He added: "If Colchester can get back into the Championship it would be an extra boost for everyone.
For Middlesbrough and Colchester to both go up next year would be the perfect season for me."
To view the League One promotion odds, via Oddschecker, click here or to see a tribute on Yeates` top five goals for Colchester, see this link.
Williams will replace Dean Gerken at United, who moved to Bristol City last week.
Will both Boro and Colchester gain promotion in 2009/10?
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