Date: 30th June 2009 at 7:00pm
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Colchester United goalkeeper Dean Gerken has left the club with a move to Bristol City completed this afternoon.

The 24-year-old departs for an undisclosed sum and ends a eight-year association with the U’s in the process. Carlisle United stopper Ben Williams looks set to replace Gerken on the U’s ‘keeping books.

The Southend-born player penned a two-year deal at Ashton Gate after making 119 appearances in his spell with the U’s.

Gerken told the club’s official site: ‘I was thankful for my chance at Colchester and enjoyed my time at the club.

Since boss Paul Lambert joined the club it has been made clear that he was not a fan of Gerken’s.

‘A new manager came in this season and had a different view on how we wanted to take the club forward,’ Gerken added.

The deal will comes as disappointing news for many U’s followers, who will be sad to see him leave.

Vital Colchester would like wish Dean the best of luck and thank him for his efforts.

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15 Replies to “Transfer News: Gerken Leaves For Bristol”

  • Well, really, really sad to see him go, great ‘keeper in my eyes. Really hope Lambert knows what he’s doing with getting rid of Dean and bringing in Williams. If not he can **** off back to Scotland!

  • I really am starting to get a bit worried about next season. Hope Lambert doesn’t do what he did at Wycombe and walk out when the going gets tough after getting rid of our best players!

  • Very strange. Maybe the offer was too good for us to turn down. Any ideas what the actually fee was? I hate it nowadays that pretty much all transfers are ‘undisclosed’ aren’t they.

  • Yeah, but it’s probably best fans don’t find out! I reckon about £350,000, although if we knew, we’d all think it should be higher.

  • That is ridiculous. He’s still very young and with him doign well in the Championship, I’d say he’s worth at least 500k! But didn’ they offer like 200k for Yeates, which is wayyyyyy off!

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