Colchester United - Cowling: Unlucky Seven But Striker News Soon
UK time is: 09:57:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cowling: Unlucky Seven But Striker News Soon

Colchester Chairman and owner Robbie Cowling has admitted the club is still searching for a new striker as the Essex side look for a new source of goals to kick-start the 2009-10 promotion push.

He said United have had difficulty in tempting a finisher to transfer, after this week's revelation, here, that Colchester have so far failed in seven different bids for front-men this summer.

One target was Shrewsbury forward, Grant Holt, but the other six remain largely mysterious as the U`s continue being linked with several potential players.

Cowling, speaking on commercial radio station, Dream 100 FM, during a new club-dedicated chatshow, said: "There`s a shortage of good strikers and the difference this year is there`s a lot of big teams in League One, arguably the best competition for that`s ever been.

"It`s going to be really difficult this year and perhaps the defence is going to be goals."

The U`s had hoped to announce a signing at the end of last week, but now Cowling has primed fans to expect an announcement soon.

Clive Platt, audaciously linked with an Norwich City by the papers and Sky Sports on Wednesday, has been the only attacking player talked about in transfer terms this week.

Cowling added: "If we`d had goals last year, we would have done a lot better; we knew that`s something we needed to address, but it`s the same all around. We`re fishing in the same pool as many clubs and that`s quite difficult.

"It`s been hard work but the game`s not over yet. We believe we will have news in the next few days."

Comment below, or comment on this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.

We want to know YOUR thoughts...



Follow us on Twitter

Supporing Colchester Unitied, pride of Essex!

For the very latest League One odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 16 2009

Time: 9:09PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Agree, not that many good strikers around and everyone is looking for one!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
18/07/2009 12:32:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Humes Dismissed! (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Burton (Thursday November 26 2015)

League 1 - Colchester 2-3 Crewe (Thursday November 26 2015)

Stats: Colchester v Crewe (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Striker Earns U's Deal (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League 1 Programme - 24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Day Officials v Crewe (Monday November 23 2015)

Millwall Highlights (Monday November 23 2015)

Stats: Millwall v U's (Saturday November 21 2015)

Team Sheets - Millwall v Colchester (Saturday November 21 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Doncaster 19 6 5 8 -6 23
17. Fleetwood 19 6 3 10 -1 21
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20
20. Swindon 19 5 4 10 -9 19
21. Oldham 19 3 10 6 -9 19
22. Barnsley 19 5 2 12 -9 17

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Humes Dismissed!
Colchester : 27/11/2015 08:38:00
Walsall v Bradford - Preview
Walsall : 27/11/2015 08:02:00
Match Officials v Bradford City (H)
Walsall : 27/11/2015 07:50:01
Liverpool And Man Utd Battle It Out For Rico
Walsall : 27/11/2015 06:14:01
DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers - Team News
Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:59:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Crewe
Suggested By:  VitalColchester
Colchester win 0%
Crewe win 50%
Draw 50%