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Six U`s Bids Despite Double Blow

Six U`s Bids Despite Double Blow

Colchester United suffered a double blow in the transfer market this week, with former U`s loan player Hogan Ephraim and Matt Connolly joining QPR, but the club have since confirmed that they have an audacious six other targets.

Connolly and Ephraim, both loaned to the U`s from London clubs in the Premiership in the shape of Arsenal and West Ham respectively during the past year, each penned contracts with their Championship rivals at a time when Colchester need fresh bodies on the line for a relegation dog-fight.

Ephraim, a long-term target, escaped Colchester`s clutches after much clamour by signing for a reported £8000,000 while Connolly`s recently expired loan deal from Arsenal was only up for renewal until the end of the season. The defender has opted for QPR in order to see more action between now and May.

Yet, Colchester boss Geraint Williams today confirmed in the Colchester Evening Gazette that he had six other targets in mind as his side, currently 23rd in the division, look to edge upwards.

He said: "In this day and age, what happens is that you make these bids and you know that you're not going to get every target.

"You target the players you want in priority and you make your bids.

"I cannot see six players coming in - but we have made six bids."

One of these, publicly rejected in the last 24 hours, is known to be Luton Town`s Chris Coyne.

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Friday January 4 2008
Time: 9:26AM

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Well we need to start making sure our bids are succesful because everyone else is buying at the moment. Coyne himself rejected the deal, just like Barrett, its going to be hard to attract people. We had a 250k bid for Northampton midfielder Bradley Johnson accepted but Leciester matched it and i think he's going there.
StevieG Col U
04/01/2008 09:33:00
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You might still be in for Coyne http://www.luton.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=95324
scotty
05/01/2008 13:50:00
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Cheers mate.
StevieG Col U
05/01/2008 20:18:00
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