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Baldwin Back In Essex - But For How Long?

Baldwin Back In Essex - But For How Long?



It`s either going to be a great or grim second half of the season for the long-serving Colchester defender Pat Baldwin, who is back in Essex after a short Bristol Rovers loan spell.

That`s after the two sides failed initially to agree a fee for the player thought privately to be a high earner and now publically known as Aidy Boothroyd`s fifth choice man at the back.

Lennie Lawrencem Rovers` Director of Football, was quoted in the EADT yesterday: "With regards to Pat Baldwin, they [Colchester] want to do it permanently, so do we, but there is a bit of a difference in valuations at the moment, but we hope to conclude that."

United want Rovers to tender a full-time bid for Baldwin, who originally left the Weston Homes Community Stadium to regain fitness after being stretchered off during the manager`s first game in change over the autumn.

With Baldwin`s unexpected fall from grace after seven years spent serving the club with distinction has been something of a shock but his re-arrival, coupled with the weekend`s clobbering at Preston, offers some hope that he could completing an unlikely comeback.

Perhaps the club may make a U-turn now that they have not been forced to enter a bidding war over recent returnee, Kevin Lisbie.

However, it seems Baldwin is victim of apparently rational management rather than an imposed exile, as the 27-year-old has been nominated as one of the side`s most sailable assets.


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Wednesday January 6 2010
Time: 12:07PM

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Looks likely to go, think its a good decision for all concerned.
StevieG Col U
06/01/2010 18:43:00
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