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Cowling: Unlucky Seven But Striker News Soon

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."


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Thursday July 16 2009
Time: 9:09PM

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Agree, not that many good strikers around and everyone is looking for one!
StevieG Col U
18/07/2009 12:32:00
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