Colchester United - Reading Out of Elokobi Race?
UK time is: 14:54:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Reading Out of Elokobi Race?

Reading boss Steve Coppell has reportedly ended his interest in Colchester United`s sought-after defender George Elokobi.

Elokobi, 21, recently handed in a transfer request at Layer Road and has not appeared in a Colchester shirt since.

'Big George', as he is known by the U`s fans, was seen as the man to fill the boots of Royals full-back Nicky Shorey, who is stalling on signing a contract extension at The Madejski Stadium.

Yet, a report in today`s Sun newspaper claims that Coppell is now hopeful that Shorey will stay with the Premiership side for the remaining eighteen months on his contract, which would end the need to invest in a new left-back.

Shorey, who is an England international, is a transfer target for London side West Ham and has rejected a new deal worth 25,000 a week.

Meanwhile, Elokobi must make do with life on the bench after a bust-up over his future with manager Geriant Williams.

Elokobi claimed that the Essex club was denying him the right to speak to interested clubs recently and has since been unable to get back into the starting XI.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Stevie_G_Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 28 2007

Time: 6:59PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Elokobi is scum...
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
28/11/2007 19:21:00

... well, he clearly has no respect for the fans who supported him. He owes Col U for taking him from non-league.
Report Abuse
28/11/2007 20:36:00

Yeah he ain't even been a first-teamer regular for year. Halford had been in first team since 03/04 season...
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
29/11/2007 18:29:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

U's 0-1 Bury & Highlights (Monday October 5 2015)

Humes - There Wasn't Much In It (Monday October 5 2015)

Stats: Colchester v Bury (Saturday October 3 2015)

League 1 - U's v Bury (Friday October 2 2015)

Boss Aims To Keep Winger (Friday October 2 2015)

Surgery Sidelines U's Defender (Friday October 2 2015)

U's 2-0 Bradford & Highlights (Thursday October 1 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Sheff Utd 11 5 2 4 2 17
8. Port Vale 11 4 4 3 2 16
9. Wigan 11 4 4 3 1 16
10. Colchester 11 4 4 3 -1 16
11. Southend 11 4 3 4 0 15
12. Peterborough 11 4 2 5 2 14
13. Barnsley 10 4 2 4 0 14

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Harris Backs Barnsley To Fly
Barnsley : 09/10/2015 14:52:00
A Win Tomorrow Will Do!
Sheff Utd : 09/10/2015 14:19:00
It's Friday - It's Latics Podcast Day - Bury Preview
Wigan : 09/10/2015 12:52:00
Vincenti - It's Nice For Everybody At The Club
Rochdale : 09/10/2015 11:14:01
JFH - More About The Achievement With The Boys
Burton : 09/10/2015 11:12:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Shrewsbury v Colchester
Suggested By:  VitalU's
Colchester win 0%
Shrewsbury win 0%
Draw 100%