UK time is: 19:14:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Transfer News: O'Toole Deal Wrapped Up!

&widthColchester United today announced their second signing of the January transfer window, with loan ace John-Joe O'Toole penning a permenant contract.

The 21-year-old combative midfielder has represented himself well during a four-month loan spell in North Essex; so the new of the transfer is no big surprise. Boss Aidy Boothroyd, who is a big fan of the Irishman, has reiterated his desire to keep O'Toole for longer time and time again.

The highly-rated O'Toole arrives from parent club Watford, a side currently feeling the financial pinch. He has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the U's, although o details of the fee involved have so far been released by the club.

"He has been brilliant since he has been here and I was always keen to sign him permanently," Boothroyd told the U's official website.

Forward Kayode Odejayi has already agreed a full-time transfer, a move that is likely to be signed, sealed and delivered sometime today.

And Boothroyd, commenting on the Odejayi deal too, was understandably delighted: "We have got two new signings at the club for the start of January and I am delighted."

However, on a sour note comes the news that O'Toole - who picked up his tenth yellow card of the season against Southampton - will miss the next two games.

Vital Colchester would like to congratulate John-Joe on his permenant move and wish him the best of luck in his time here.



Bookmark and Share


So what do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about 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...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 1 2010

Time: 11:26AM

Your Comments

Young, knows where the goal is and is a player Aidy can make play! Also had experience at a higher level - more than happy that he has replaced Hammond, albeit with a different style of play in the middle of the park. Would like it if he could keep up current form and don't mind if he doesn't score much so long as he works hard and the side wins!
Matt_Us
Yeah, really happy with this. Top player who is only going to get better. Glad to see the club getting their transfer business done as quickly as possible.
StevieG Col U
Also it is ambitious because he can play at a higher level...!
Matt_Us
great signing for u guys
Terrier24
I agree, Terrier24. But I'm not sure on the fee. I guess it's of no impotence since he has now been bought!
Matt_Us
i'd guess at around 250k given Watfords financial predicament. Very happy at his signing, can remember when he first came on the scene with Watford and was well impressed with him then thinking he would go on to play at the top of the english game.
ooohhJohnnieJackson
Yeah, me too. First year or so at Watford - I thought this lad looks good and he and is being linked with a lot of top teams! Delighted to get him in! [Edited by MattUs]
StevieG Col U
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

League 1 MOTM: January Nomination (Dunne) (Wednesday February 5 2014)

Safe Standing - Fans Must Act Now! (Monday January 20 2014)

2006 - U's March To The Top (Thursday February 7 2013)

2006 - Parky's Cup Heroes (Monday January 28 2013)

2007 - U's Visit Portman Road (Sunday January 20 2013)

2010 - Lambert's U's Return (Wednesday January 16 2013)

2011 - Late Drama From Gilly (Monday January 14 2013)

1999 - Introducing Lua Lua (Wednesday January 9 2013)

2000 - Lua Lua Steals Late Win (Tuesday January 8 2013)

Archived Articles

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

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Bradford 42 11 17 14 1 50
16. Oldham 42 13 11 18 -10 50
17. Coventry 43 16 11 16 -2 49
18. Colchester 43 11 13 19 -12 46
19. Tranmere 43 12 10 21 -24 46
20. Crewe 43 12 10 21 -27 46
21. Carlisle 42 11 11 20 -26 44

Breaking League News

SUFC BREAKING Blades v Stevenage Teams
Sheff Utd : 18/04/2014 19:04:00
Team News: Bradford City v Peterborough United
Peterborough : 18/04/2014 18:51:00
Shrewsbury : 18/04/2014 18:43:00
Tranmere : 18/04/2014 18:37:00
Crawley : 18/04/2014 18:24:00
Oldham : 18/04/2014 18:18:00
Notts County : 18/04/2014 18:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will the U's fare this season?
Suggested By:  
Promotion 11%
Play-Offs 7%
Top Ten 26%
Midtable 17%
Survival 9%
Relegation 30%