Date:Friday July 30 2010
Aidy Boothroyd has taken what he considers is a calculated gamble in bringing Clive Platt from Colchester to Coventry, with goals on the agenda.
The former U`s boss hailed a player also openly admired by Norwich City`s Paul Lambert one of "the most underrated" footballing talents he has managed and his exit signals Boothroyd`s intent to continue playing target-man football, for which he was first famed at Watford.
Platt, now 32, signed for Colchester from MK Dons in 2007 but his fairly low 27-goal return from 134 games has not stopped Boothroyd from capturing his signature.
His sale will probably divide opinion as much as Platt`s own playing style, which was derided at times in a similar fashion to comments made about Aston Villa man, Emile Heskey.
Others, however, recognised his high work-rate and will accept he had a difficult task in replacing the once-prolific Chris Iwelumo, who went originally to Charlton but is now on Burnley`s books.
Platt, born in the Black County, sees several personal advantages to leaving United but it remains to be seen if he can cut the mustard to benefit a Championship-styled Coventry with eventual ambitions to play in the Premier League.
He leaves United for an undiscoled fee.
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Date:Friday July 30 2010
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