Date: 8th July 2009 at 2:32am
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Colchester United`s search for a new striker is still ongoing, but might Monday`s paper talk confirming the Essex side are interested in a Championship namemean Jermaine Easter rejoins the club?

The former Wycombe Wanderers striker spend time with United last season, only to suffer a ligament injury before vowing after recovery that an Argyle starting place was still possible.

But, with United stepping up their search and club manager Paul Lambert a known Easter fan, speculation of a return is rife.

Vital Colchester have also reported conjecture on the strong counter-targets to sign, including transfer-listed Ruben Reid from Rotherham, profile here, and former Southend player and Dagenham & Redbridge man, Paul Benson, profile here.

The Colchester Gazette reporting that Colchester are tracking a Championship forward appears to rule out both Reid and Benson and point to someone like Easter. He scored twice in five games last season for the U`s before his injury.

Paul Lambert is looking for competion for current front four, Jamie Guy, Scott Vernon, Clive Platt and Steve Gillespie.

Would Easter be ideal again for the U’s?
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5 Replies to “Transfer Rumour: Easter Readying Return?”

  • Not really sure. Said some harsh things when he left about ‘the grass not always being greener on the other side’…

  • Also said when we played Yeovil at home, it was like a reserve game. I hope whoever it is will have a good goal scoring record, and not another 1 hit season wonder like Platt and Gilly.

  • Well I think we need 2 strikers. 1 with a good goal scoring record, and the other that’s fast and tricky. Easter is fast and tricky, so he will always be a good signing.

  • If he is going to have such a poor attitude, then fine- stay at Plymouth! Our gain, I say!

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