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Platt: I`ll Be Worth Weight In Goals

Platt: I`ll Be Worth Weight In Goals

Colchester United`s record signing Clive Platt has pledged to stamp his mark on the Championship next term as he bids to justify the reported £300,000 outlay splashed by manager Geraint Williams.

The former MK Dons man has however pleaded in tonight`s Colchester Evening Gazette for the fans to have patience as he adapts at a higher level and also asked that he is not compared to the now departed Chris Iwleumo.

Platt told the Colchester Evening Gazette "I'm playing at a higher level but the goals don't move.

"Last year was the best I've had in front of goal and I've learned a lot from that," added the 6-foot man, who chalked up 18 goals.

Of Iwelumo and Jamie Cureton, who netted a combined 41 league goals last season, Platt was praiseworthy, but insisted he will not try to emulate them.

"They scored a lot of goals last season and they did brilliantly - but they're both different to me. I just want to score as many goals as possible and do the best I possibly can."

Words: Vital Colchester
Quotations: Colchester Evening Gazette.

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Wednesday July 11 2007
Time: 2:19PM

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good old platty see wants to do the best for every club i miss him i love him cmon colchester i hope he does well for you
matty007
11/07/2007 15:06:00
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Thanku Matty, I hope so too. Do you recon he's ready for the step up?
Rob_CU
11/07/2007 15:12:00
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well i wouldnt say he is ready for the championship big step from league 2 that is but you dont no i mean look at cureton and nugent n lita they have all took big steps and proved thereselves and you never no what platts going to be like i mean for me he was a player that had to be playin every week for the dons we couldnt drop him because he set the goals up nine times out of ten for mcleod nocking the balls on because he is a big lad and with sheringham upfront with him platt will learn a lot off of him and score goals for you cmon col u
matty007
11/07/2007 16:25:00
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yeah good point. It will be interesting 2c how all the new lads fit in and adjust, cmon U's.
Rob_CU
11/07/2007 18:19:00
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Time will tell!
Deeno
11/07/2007 18:21:00
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Just needs to jump for every ball and cause a nuisance like Big Chris did and he should do well!
StevieG Col U
11/07/2007 18:57:00
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Yeh. At least we're got anuva big man up front. Should make a difference.
Rob_CU
11/07/2007 19:11:00
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Having a big man up top is WiG's way of staying true to the club's style of play. Hope he does well.
Matt_Us
12/07/2007 08:20:00
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I think we need a striker with a bit of pace and who will run in behind, then we should be good.
StevieG Col U
12/07/2007 18:35:00
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