Date: 4th November 2007 at 6:45pm
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Colchester United boss Geraint Williams has explained that the omission of George Elokobi from the first team for the first time this season was tactical and nothing else.

The 20-year-old left-back missed out on a start for the first time in thirteen games this season to accommodate Kevin Watson and Kevin McLeod without dropping the previously in-form Danny Granville, according to his manager.

There had been speculation that Cameroonian Elokobi was dropped because of the talk that he may be a target of Premiership Reading and also Glasgow Celtic – both clubs were reportedly sending scouts to Layer Road to asses his performance.

However, Williams explained post-match on BBC Radio Essex: “To be fair to George, it was hard to leave him out but there are people pushing for places.

” I felt I wanted Kevin (McLeod) to come in and to have a look at Danny at left-back, mainly because I felt that Leicester had three in midfield, we would get out balls to the full-backs.”

He added: “It was for tonight. We`ll have a look as time goes on,” presumably with Tuesday`s match against Plymouth in mind.

 

3 Replies to “Boss: Elokobi Switch Tactical”

  • I don’t thinks so, actually. This website, among others, is picked up by the media and I would not be suprised if the EADT article, whcih only speculated that scouts where at Layer Road, looked on here for info. The manager has denied it, which is fine – he’s not the finished article yet anyway! And besides, I think leaving him out when the Sky cameras were there in the last game was a good idea to ward off scouts – plus Granville has been doing well. 🙂

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