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Sears Colchester Return Reports Revived
Tuesday, 4th May 2021 12:31

Colchester United’s January interest in Blues striker Freddie Sears is reportedly set to be revived in the summer.

Sears, 31, is out of contract at Portman Road at the end of the season with Town appearing unlikely to take the one-year option on his current deal or offer the one-time West Ham trainee new terms.

In January, the Colchester Gazette, revealed the U’s had spoken to the Blues about Sears returning to the JobServe Community Stadium, the Hornchurch-born frontman having left to join Town in January 2015, a report which was confirmed by then-manager Steve Ball.

Now, Football League World claim Colchester will revive that interest in the summer.

It would be little surprise if Sears did return to North Essex for 2021/22 given the January interest and with the striker having continued to live in that area while with the Blues.

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BlueandTruesince82 added 12:38 - May 4
But Sears is too good for L1 isn't he? So defo can't see him dropping to L2, coz you know.... hold out for that championship club

ArnieM added 12:42 - May 4
Had to happen at some point didn't it. You cant blame a player for believing in himself and wanting to play at the highest level. Sears is no different . I wish him well, but his time as a Town player has clearly run its course. Good luck Freddie .

Suffolkboy added 12:52 - May 4
Has deserved better as a player , has always undertaken whatever task has been asked of him ; from the sidelines it’s only too easy to suggest he, along with others, have not been utilised in their individual choice of position, nor in a partnership or system designed to promote cohesion or bring the best out of our squad !
Wherever he goes we wish him every success !

itfchorry added 13:28 - May 4
Should have been allowed to play up top.

All the best Freddie

thatsbonkers added 13:38 - May 4
A genuinely talented player. His failings represent the wider club failings. Hopefully we will learn from this and won’t have to look back on so much underachievement by so many in the future.

Sharkey added 13:47 - May 4
"It would be little surprise if Sears did return to North Essex [...] with the striker having continued to live in that area while with the Blues." Blimey, no wonder he never really settled if he was commuting all that way!

itsonlyme added 14:01 - May 4
Will do well again at Col U. Good luck Freddie thanks for your efforts.

Barty added 14:21 - May 4
He will probably recapture some of his old form with another club but not with us . Good luck Freddie

Woolfenthen added 14:37 - May 4
Col U next season.................

Eastman Wilson Smith Ward
Senior Skuse McGavin (L) Sears
Drinan Nouble

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:48 - May 4
I get the impression he's a really decent, modest guy (and no visible tattoos!). Seems like the right move at this stage of his career. Good luck, Freddie.

jonju11 added 15:04 - May 4
A true professional who gave his all whatever position he was asked to play. Had Managers played him in his true position he would be staying & scoring without a doubt. How easy is it can be to ruin a skilful & willing TEAM player. Good luck Freddie & hope you enjoy playing in a more settled side for the next couple of years.

Linkboy13 added 15:13 - May 4
Never really lived up to his earlier promise and went over thirty games without scoring a goal. But despite what fans think he was never a striker in his West ham days and his goal scoring record proves that. But he showed great skill and endeavour when Mick McCarthy switched him to a wider role. But after his recent injury lay off it's obvious that he has lost a yard of pace and it's probably time to move on.

muhrensleftfoot added 15:16 - May 4
He was excellent up front alongside Murphy. His career ruined by McCarthy and Lambert playing him as a makeshift wide man most of the time.

Northstandveteran added 15:47 - May 4

Great post.

Couldn't agree more.

MickMillsTash added 16:02 - May 4
Totally lost his confidence, runs around a lot but that hides his effectiveness, makes runs into areas where he cant receive the ball - that chip on the almost open goal vs Plymouth sums up his last 4 years. Needs to leave.

Wish him luck, the deflected goal vs Forest in the play off season was my Sears highlight

therein61 added 16:27 - May 4
If he goes down the road followed by 4&8 then with Tommy Smith they will be looking to rekindle Dick Grahams dads army side that had the great Ray Crawford up front always remember them beating Leeds in their prime in the F.A Cup.

planetblue_2011 added 17:06 - May 4
Never been the same player after the injury he had against Norwich.
Good player when playing in his right position, wish Sears well he will do a good job for Col Utd👍

ThaiBlue added 17:06 - May 4
Think he can go with a few more of our has beens.

therein61 added 17:37 - May 4
We would have seen the best of him and i think that he offered so much only to be messed about by big gob in particular(as he was not considered a proper bloke i.e he didn't lick bottoms just got on with what he was paid to do) great shame that we only saw the real player because of that

blues1 added 17:56 - May 4
Wish him well wherever he ends up. But to those who keep going on about how hed have been better up front? 1. Othercthan the I Italian half season after joining g, evenvwhen played up front, did nothing. Certainly since his injury anyway. 2. He played most of his games at west ham as a winger, so wasnt playing out of position when playing there for us.

KernewekBlue added 18:03 - May 4
I always thought Freddie Sears was an honest, decent, hardworking member of the team and was only one very few Town players of late who showed some skill on the ball and tried to make things happen in and around the opposition box.

His injury problems certainly cut deep into his availability and I think, if he'd been fit more of the time, we'd have seen a much better player in a Town shirt.

I'll wish him all the best in his next endeavour.

istanblue added 19:14 - May 4
I remember going to a Col U game v Huddersfield when they were in League 1. Fans kept singing ''Ipswich reject'' to Alan Lee. Ironic that half their team is made up of 'Ipswich rejects' with seemingly more to come.

GiveusaWave added 19:41 - May 4
Best of luck Freddie. I'm sure you will do well at Col U.

DaGremloid added 21:23 - May 4
When he was at his best, MM ruined him as a player by continually playing him out of position for no good reason.

Linkboy13 added 16:24 - May 5
The reason Mick McCarthy switched Sears to a wider position is because he went over thirty games without scoring in a striker role. He was never a striker anyway and went on to play very well in a wider role. 34 goals in 217 games just about sums it up. I think he will do well at Colchester and score goals there as the standard is not so high. So i wish him well.

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