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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|Marcus added 14:00 - Jan 29|
Set piece specialists. It's been a while. Neil Thompson was excellent and throws, corners and penalties but a bit average from free kicks. Glenn Pennyfather (albeit mostly in the reserves) took an excellent corner. Martijn Reuser was lethal from free kicks. Since Reuser I can't think of any significant players.
|Edmunds5 added 14:08 - Jan 29|
Not seen huge amounts of him but from what I know he seems to have a bit of flair about him. More than pleased with this and as others have said he could provide that creative spark we are missing and makes a positive contrast from the millions spent and ultimimately wasted with the previous couple of managers. I personally think that if this goes through then the last 2 signings are perhaps the two best Mick has made so far.
|ericgatesrules added 14:14 - Jan 29|
Don't know anything about this player unless his Dad is William and he writes poems as well! Hopefully he will add some much needed midfield guile.
|Cheshire_Blue added 14:20 - Jan 29|
Another dig at Leadbitter. Just watch him take us apart on Saturday!!
|Earl60 added 14:29 - Jan 29|
A lot of positives on here, the new John Wark pleease. I know every player has a honeymoon period, but how long will it be before he's slagged off, like every other Ipswich player for the past how many years. Football supporters, in general, beggar belief. Let the bloke bed in, before going over the top
|BossMan added 14:37 - Jan 29|
no better than Drury IMO but would love to be proved wrong
|Earl60 added 14:46 - Jan 29|
Drury is fine, the last two seasons he's played a major part in Ipswich staving off relegation. First season with Bullard, last season with Hyam. People have short memories
|Surco72 added 14:59 - Jan 29|
Earl60 ... agree ,since Drury has again been missing from team in recent weeks we have created very little and results have been poor . I would like to see Drury in with Hyam again and Wordsworth on the left
|airliner added 15:10 - Jan 29|
Good news lets go
|Wickets added 15:11 - Jan 29|
Yes i agree we have missed Dury's strong running and energy, me thinks we can play with 2 holding type midfielders away ,Hyan Edaw, but not at home.
|daniel9624 added 15:22 - Jan 29|
@deep_blue, on reflection I think his "decline" is more about Colchester's general decline. Pre 2011 I'd have never called him lazy, but since then he has been Currie'esque. Hopefully a new challenge will invigorate him and MM won't poke up with lazy!
|trumpy added 15:30 - Jan 29|
"one of those heavenly days that cannot die".Up the Town
|StuartBrett9 added 15:58 - Jan 29|
Apparently Peter Jackson is Directing a film trilogy based on this transfer saga... 3 films 9 hours long lol
|Lightningboy added 16:28 - Jan 29|
Hopefully he'll add some much needed goals from midfield.
|Maverick_Mitch added 16:39 - Jan 29|
Ah Colin Viljeon what memories - always capable of changing a game. If AW in same class then welcome. Can't see big G on the wing unless their defence is in wheelchairs! Like him but must stay in the centre as our enforcer and long ball specialist.
|SamWhiteUK added 17:05 - Jan 29|
Floridaboy - N'Daw wide left? Are you having a bubble?
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 17:21 - Jan 29|
Maverick_Mitch, I read Johnwarksshorts post and was just about to write, "Ah Colin Viljoen.." but you got there before me. He is definitely up there with my all-time ITFC favourites.
|yorksblue added 17:29 - Jan 29|
Good heavens! get rid of Edwards and Martin. It must not happen as there are too many pro them fans on this site. There'll be mass uproar. Questions will be raised at the next PM question time. But, if you insist, bin them now.
|marcus9 added 19:35 - Jan 29|
cant believe this is still not done! but when it is he should replace martin who is gonna do aleadbitter and run down his contract. shame he promised a lot but never delivered in any sense of the word
|Essexnblue added 20:09 - Jan 29|
Might be wrong but Mick needs to work on his fitness and workrate. Always looked useful but often goes missing when the chips are down. Having said that he can strike a deadball and that will be another plus to add to the squad.
|footyblue added 21:02 - Jan 29|
a specialist with only 3 goals this season not so special then
|Garv added 23:23 - Jan 29|
I hope he will add a real creative spark, but I'm not holding my breath.
|R_LAMB3 added 00:34 - Jan 30|
Someone said he could be like colin viljoen and some of the younger town fans on here are thinking who the heck is he.
Lets really confuse them and hope Mick can find front men like Ray Crawford or Ted Phillips to score some goals for us.
But i agree with a lot of people on here that you need scoring midfiedersbecause lets go back again and look at the great Bobby Robsons team where he had the Mariners and Brazils up front and backing up the forwards he had goal scoring midfielders Wark and Murren and Gates to name a few and not forgetting the powerhorse Kevin Beattie banging odd goals in from defence.
So its a added bonis if you can sign players who dont play up front but they can score goals for you
Its good to get players who can take good free kicks and are good at taking corners and long throw ins as well and a keeper who the defence in front of him can trust.
Town lack a lot of these things at the moment but i am sure Mick is working on it and if he bring in players like Wordsworth who tick some of the boxes it will be a good place to start.
|MathieandMarshall added 13:11 - Jan 30|
Good shout Johnwarksshorts! More recently i remember Reuser scoring a few free kicks but am struggling to think of anyone who could deliver a decent corner!
|Michael11 added 15:34 - Jan 30|
Any news Phil?!?!?!?!
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