Colchester Midfielder Set to Sign
Saturday, 12th Jan 2013 23:33
TWTD understands that Town are set to sign Colchester United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth in a £200,000 deal. In November, we reported that Blues boss Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor had watched the 24-year-old in action for the U’s.
Camden-born Wordsworth came through the Colchester youth system and made his senior debut in August 2007.
Since then the central midfielder or wideman has made 155 starts and 44 substitute appearances, scoring 35 goals.
Last season he scored 13 times but this campaign, as the U’s have struggled near the foot of League One, the set-piece expert has managed only three.
Wordsworth, who has also been linked with Charlton, Leicester City, Middlesbrough and Peterborough recently, is out of contract at the end of the season.
A more creative central midfielder presenting a greater goal threat seemed likely to be on manager Mick McCarthy’s January wish-list even before Nigel Reo-Coker left the club at the end of his short-term contract.
Meanwhile Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has revealed that the Hornets have received interest in winger Mark Yeates with Bristol City and Town believed to be the clubs involved.
The Blues were recently linked with Yeates's Watford team-mate Jonathan Hogg, however, a local source suggested to TWTD that the former Colchester man was instead the subject of Town interest.
Dubliner Yeates, 28, has also played for Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Brighton (loan), Swindon (loan), Hull (loan) and Leicester (loan).
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