Date:Monday April 19 2010
Loaned Colchester United defender Pat Baldwin has been temporarily skippering arch rivals Sothend - in the same season was first officially named U`s club captain.
It remains unclear if Aidy Boothroyd will select Baldwin again following his last less-than-successful cameo appearance for Colchester, in an ignominious 5-0 home defeat to Norwich City. However, on Friday prior to the weekend`s slip-up at Hartlepool, Boothroyd indicated in the East Anglian Daily Times that some presently out-of-favour players would get "a second chance" next season.
Baldwin has been wearing the armband for the Shrimpers in their last two matches, after a hamstring injury ruled out regular team-leader, Adam Barrett. He called it both an "an honour" and "a privilege" to have done so when talking to BBC Radio Essex after their defeat against Brighton.
Former Chelsea trainee Baldwin is however under contract at Colchester until 2012 and would be due a testimonial should that deal run its course, which seemed a certainty to happen at the start of the season when he was promoted as captain by Paul Lambert.
He has since endured a torrid time under Boothroyd, suffering an unfortunate injury in the new manager`s first game against Southampton before losing his place and being told he was surplus to requirements partway through what was initially a strictly rehabilitative sojourn with Bristol Rovers.
Protracted negotiations with Rovers fell through in January as Colchester tried to sell Baldwin permanently, after he appeared to make a farewell substitute appearance in United colours against City upon his short-stayed return to North Essex.
Baldwin has refused to be drawn on his future on several occasions but would presumably reluctant to commit to the Shrimpers, a side very nearly condemned to life in League Two next season as relegation looms.
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.
Date:Monday April 19 2010
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)
2006 - Late Layer Road Drama (Wednesday January 2 2013)
U's Earn Daggers Point - Report (Wednesday September 29 2010)
Bond's Premium Keeps On Rising (Sunday September 5 2010)
|3. Bristol City||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Crewe make second signing
» Crewe : 22/07/2014 21:10:00
|DRFC Rovers cruise to pre-season win
» Doncaster : 22/07/2014 20:50:00
|O's To Bid For Henderson?
» Leyton Orient : 22/07/2014 20:00:00
|DRFC Rovers miss out on striker
» Doncaster : 22/07/2014 18:43:00
|DRFC Rovers trialist joins Barnsley
» Doncaster : 22/07/2014 18:35:00