Wordsworth Set for Medical Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013 12:41
Colchester United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth is reportedly set to undergo a medical at Portman Road with his move to the Blues close to completion.
TWTD first reported that the 24-year-old was set to join Town a fortnight ago, boss Mick McCarthy having caught him in action for the U’s in November.
A deal is understood to have been agreed between the clubs – a fee of £100,000 having been reported yesterday – with Wordsworth’s Colchester contract up in the summer.
Camden-born Wordsworth came through the Colchester youth system and made his senior debut in August 2007.
Since then the central midfielder, who can also play wide, 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.
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Deep_Blue added 12:45 - Jan 29
Let's hope he's as good as a lot of people have been suggesting! COYB!
alexharban added 12:45 - Jan 29
Ahh the sage is nearly complete...
alexharban added 12:45 - Jan 29
Ahh the saga is nearly complete...
FennersITFC added 12:46 - Jan 29
Hopefully he is the creative spark we've been lacking..
BotesdaleBlue added 12:47 - Jan 29
Lets also hope he does sign. We have been here before and the deal has fallen through. Fingers crossed!
itfc1981 added 12:52 - Jan 29
About time our feeder club produced some talent.
planetblue_2011 added 12:53 - Jan 29
Oh yes he's the man - £100 grand is a snip.
bluemikey100 added 12:55 - Jan 29
the goalscoring midfielder weve been missin hope he makes the step up the new John Wark
walberswick added 12:57 - Jan 29
Hopefully he'll have worked out what that round thing in front of his nose is before he gets on the pitch at PR.
Michael11 added 12:58 - Jan 29
Yessssssssssss!!! Hopefully he's the creative spark we've been lacking for some time now! Great signing!
mikeybloo88 added 12:58 - Jan 29
Perhaps the doctors at the medical will figure out how to make him smile
casanovacrow added 12:59 - Jan 29
much needed creativity. need some more in the squad still
ntoms97 added 12:59 - Jan 29
great and we actually will have him fans give him time when he settles he'll be great
Michael11 added 12:59 - Jan 29
Sorry mate just realised my comment is virtually identical to yours haha!
Mark added 13:03 - Jan 29
I've never seen him play so can't comment on that aspect, but signing young players from League One is absolutely the way to go. Let's not stop here, let's bring in some other lower league youngsters to build a squad for the future!
daniel9624 added 13:05 - Jan 29
Have watched him alot over the last few years and he has been poor for the last 18 months, his set-pieces are good, but he is really lazy, really hope he proves me wrong, but for 100k worth the risk.
irishtim added 13:06 - Jan 29
Well hopefully he turns out to be the next john wark or mattie holland. At the price well worth taking him onboard.
floridaboy added 13:07 - Jan 29
If MM likes 442 where will he fit in. Think both Edwards and Martin have outlived their usefullness and need to be got rid of.
Assume he plays in the centre of midfield which puts Hyam or N'Daw as possible players he would take over from. Could N'Daw play out wide on the left which allows Wordsworth and Hyam to play in the middle Good to see that sort of player joining the club though and most definitely like Stearman. Very good defender Just need a decent keeper - Henderson would do - and maybe we can start to turn leads into wins!
Deep_Blue added 13:17 - Jan 29
daniel9624 - Are we talking Darren Currie MK2 here?
DanLyles added 13:21 - Jan 29
Lets hope he can re-create last years form when he got 13 goals and 5 assists from midfield. I think MM will play him on the left instead of Martin who, in spite of his work rate, has virtually no end product. Alan Judge is available on a free in the summer so we could get a similar cut price deal for him too
MathieandMarshall added 13:21 - Jan 29
SET PEICE SPECIALIST!! - when was the last time we had one of those??? - and dont say Grant Leadbitter!
daniel2302 added 13:28 - Jan 29
A midfielder, A set piece specialist, And on a permanent deal? Is this April fools day?! Great signing Mick! in mick we trust.
jas0999 added 13:42 - Jan 29
Would be a good signing and also our player. Good news
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