Date:Tuesday August 25 2009
Senior players from Colchester United`s current squad have declined to criticise David Perkins` decision in filing a transfer request.
Long-serving duo Kem Izzet and Pat Baldwin each told the East Anglian Daily Times and BBC Radio Essex within the past 24-hours that they respect his recent desire to move as a personal choice, rather than an overall career decision.
Although Izzet, who competes for the same position in the U`s midfield, called it a 'setback', he appeared to empathise. "It's setback after setback at the moment. Things are just going against us," he said.
Izzet added: "Perhaps it's a personal thing with Perks. He's a northern lad and he might want to return north, but that's up to him. I don't know. It's his decision."
Baldwin, currently a popular stand-in skipper during the side`s spell without a formal manager, echoed Izzet`s sentiments, saying: "It was a little bit of a surprise, but he's spoken about it before that he's not entirely happy down here. That's his decision and you can't say anything against it."
During an interview yesterday, a Colchester United spokesman however stated the club will not let Perkins leave without recouping some sort of fee. They remain hopeful he will not depart.
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