Date:Saturday April 24 2010
Aidy Boothroyd will play the diplomat over negotiations for Marc Tierney`s contract extension after implying the club cannot be held to ransom.
He also underlined how, despite reported interested from Championship-level teams and Tierney`s admission that he is holding out for the right terms, no player at Colchester is indispensible.
It is a logical attitude - after all, Tierney himself was not a name widely known amongst U`s fans before he arrived in from Shrewsbury Town in 2008.
The player, who rejected the club`s first offer to take his deal beyond the end of next season, has nevertheless indicated a willingness
Boothroyd`s measured response, in the East Anglian Daily Times: "What will happen is that we will sit down and make him an offer. If he decides to sign then brilliant, if he doesn`t sign then we`ll see what happens after that."
The situation seems to mirror recent talks with previously popular players, Dean Hammond and Pat Baldwin - one stayed and the other instead moved on.
While Hammond, now with Southampton, was subject to a very private pursuit, current Southend loanee Baldwin was much more open last summer when talks appeared to have stalled.
"There is no player at this club that can`t be replaced - I honestly believe that," said Boothroyd.
"We`ll do everything we can to keep Marc, but sometimes players just don`t want to stay for whatever reason. I think Marc wants to stay; I like him, I think he likes me, so we`ll see where that takes us."
The player's present terms expire at the end of next season.
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:Saturday April 24 2010
Stats: Doncaster Rovers v U's (Sunday March 1 2015)
Doncaster v Colchester (Team News) (Saturday February 28 2015)
Bonne Commits To U's (Friday February 27 2015)
Bristol City Defender Confirmed (Friday February 27 2015)
Colchester To Benefit From New TV Deal (Wednesday February 25 2015)
Ipswich Man Gets Another Month (Wednesday February 25 2015)
League 1 - Colchester 3-2 Bristol City (Sunday February 22 2015)
Stats: Colchester United v Bristol City (Saturday February 21 2015)
Team News - U's v Bristol City (Saturday February 21 2015)
Ipswich Winger On Trial (Friday February 20 2015)
|19. Notts County||31||10||7||14||-7||37|
|20. Leyton Orient||32||9||8||15||-5||35|
|Dean Whitestone In Charge Of Preston v Donny Rovs
» Preston : 02/03/2015 21:05:00
|Tykes v Sky Blues
» Coventry : 02/03/2015 21:04:00
|DRFC Dickov looking forward to the challenge
» Doncaster : 02/03/2015 20:05:00
|Preview: MK Dons vs Chesterfield
» MK Dons : 02/03/2015 19:41:00
|DRFC Preston v Doncaster Team News
» Doncaster : 02/03/2015 19:35:00