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.
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Date:Saturday April 24 2010
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