Date: 8th July 2008 at 12:49pm
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Colchester United manager Geraint Williams has spoke of his delight after securing the services of Steven Gillespie and David Perkins.

Gillespie joins from Cheltenham Town for a club record fee in excess of £400,000, while Perkins arrives from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee.

Williams told CU-FC.com: ‘After a weekend of discussions between all the relevant parties, I was delighted that we were able to secure the signings of David and Steven on Monday afternoon.


Williams On Perkins

‘We watched David a few times in a successful season at Rochdale.

‘As well as having bundles of energy, he is a very good footballer. He can also play a number of positions across the whole of the midfield.’


Williams On Gillespie

‘Steven scored a hell of a lot of goals as a youngster and was unlucky that the manager who signed him at Bristol City left shortly after Steven went there.

‘After a bit of a struggle at Bristol, he really found his feet at Cheltenham and proved that by scoring sixteen goals for them last season.’


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