Platt stays at Colchester - Culverhouse

Colchester United insist striker Clive Platt will not be moving to Norwich City. The 31-year-old is reported to be a target for manager Bryan Gunn.However, United assistant manager Ian Culverhouse, Gunn's former Norwich team-mate, said Platt was too important to the team to be allowed to leave.

Colchester United insist striker Clive Platt will not be moving to Norwich City.

The 31-year-old is reported to be a target for manager Bryan Gunn.

However, United assistant manager Ian Culverhouse, Gunn's former Norwich team-mate, said Platt was too important to the team to be allowed to leave.

“Clive isn't going anywhere,” he said. “He's an integral part of our plans for the new season.”


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Meanwhile, Colchester defender Paul Reid will miss the start of the League One season - with the first match at Carrow Road - after breaking down again.

The 27-year-old has suffered a fresh blow in his bid to recover from a broken kneecap.

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