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Town Confirm Wordsworth Signing
Wednesday, 30th Jan 2013 16:21

Town have confirmed the signing of Colchester United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth on a contract until the summer of 2015 with the option for a further year. TWTD revealed that the Blues were set to sign the 24-year-old more than a fortnight ago, manager Mick McCarthy having been spotted watching him in action back in November.

The fee is officially undisclosed but is understood to be in the region of an initial £100,000, rising to £200,000 with clauses, with Wordsworth’s Colchester contract up in the summer.

Born in Campden, 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.

Wordsworth is understood to have spent a few days training with the Blues squad a fortnight ago while the clubs negotiated the deal.

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Popeye added 17:04 - Jan 30
Hyam or Martin to drop out Saturday or will Wordsworth be on the bench?

Michael11 added 17:04 - Jan 30
Finally!! Let's hope he can be as good as we all hope he is! Nice to see a permanent deal too

walberswick added 17:04 - Jan 30
Totally agree with slaughteredskipper.

itfc_nik added 17:19 - Jan 30
oh my gawd, a permanent signing! welcome to ITFC, poet

StuartBrett8 added 17:59 - Jan 30
I told you Mick is a poker player, boom permanent signing when we were only expecting loans :)

cornishnick added 19:36 - Jan 30
Why on earth didn't get him on loan? ;)

coyb99 added 20:44 - Jan 30
hyam and wordsworth center mids anyone?

howdonblue added 22:26 - Jan 30
welcome anthony ....

AdScHi9678 added 22:37 - Jan 30
Should be a decent signing, although a couple of my mates who are Colchester fans have spoken of his 'laziness'... I'm sure he'll step it up at Championship level, though.

brendanh added 10:54 - Jan 31
Exactly the kind of signing we should be making. Lower league, hungry, talented. 2008-2013 RIP. The long, painful Evans era of recruiting lazy, financially-secure-for-lifers may finally be coming to an end.

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