Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Virgo – A Shooting Star

Virgo – A Shooting Star

Just before identifying great team spirit as the greatest asset at Colchester United, Celtic loanee Adam Virgo made it plain that his audit for the U’s will involve striking fear into the hearts of defences, not playing in one.

Before the U’s last Championship game, he went on record as saying:: “The manager, Geriant Williams, has made it clear that playing up front is what I am here for – I’ve done it for Brighton and Celtic; it’s a position I’m more than convertible in.”

Virgo, 24, can play at the back but has been brought to Essex to add weight to the Colchester forward line. The former Brighton man has proved that he has the credentials to succeed in that role following a headed goal against Burnley during the last round of games.

“I want to progress and get a few more goals,” he said in Monday’s Evening Gazette. The utility man, who began plying his trade as a central defender, has seen his progression hampered by a series of injuries in recent times.

“I’ve played in a few different positions and need to find somewhere I’m settled,” he added. In the shape of Colchester, where Adam has joined on a six-month loan in order to recapture the form that first encouraged Glasgow Celtic to invest in his services in 2005, he may just get that much-needed stability.

In U’s review, Colchester United’s matchday magazine, he said prior to the Burnley game that he already identifies with life in Britain’s oldest town. “I think Colchester are in a similar position to Brighton in the determination to exceed expectation and spirit in the camp,” said Virgo.

Post last weekend’s loss against the Clarets, Virgo echoed his gratitude at being able to link up with his former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Micky Adams, now assistant at Colchester. “I’m very grateful for the chance and now hope I can get my confidence back.”



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Friday September 7 2007
Time: 7:29AM

Comments

0
If he does well we should go for him permantly.
StevieG Col U
09/09/2007 15:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Safe Standing Takes Another Step

Last weekend the EFL contacted League One and Two clubs and informed them that they had the choice of whether or not to introduce the new 'rail seats' that are a topic...

FSF February 2017 Round-up

February was an important month for the game as the future of the FA came under intense scrutiny. We submitted recommendations to MPs who are calling for...

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win55%
Rochdale win36%
Draw9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
The Vital Football Members League