U's boss Dunne is cool on Ambrose rumours

No deal yet - Darren Ambrose has been training with Colchester United.

No deal yet - Darren Ambrose has been training with Colchester United.

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Joe Dunne has denied that Colchester United are close to signing Darren Ambrose on a permanent basis.

The former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace attacking midfielder is a free agent and has been training with the U’s.

Ambrose featured in Colchester’s recent friendlies against Ipswich and Dagenham & Redbridge.

But the 30-year-old is not yet fully match fit and boss Dunne says both parties are still weighing up their options.

Dunne said: “There are no plans with regards to Darren, at the moment.

“He’s an experienced pro and he has a good quality about him still.

“He’s come in and played for us in pre-season and I think it’s a case of both parties keeping their options open.”

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, see Thursday's Daily Gazette.

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6:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

super waluigi says...

Spot on. Rowland's was a brilliant player for the U's, a real treat. But he was so injury prone that he was not worth signing. Darren Ambrose also had an injury plagued 2 seasons at Birmingham. Could we afford to pay out a big part of our budget on a player that has not yet proved his fitness???? In my opinion, he is worth the effort though.
Spot on. Rowland's was a brilliant player for the U's, a real treat. But he was so injury prone that he was not worth signing. Darren Ambrose also had an injury plagued 2 seasons at Birmingham. Could we afford to pay out a big part of our budget on a player that has not yet proved his fitness???? In my opinion, he is worth the effort though. super waluigi
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11:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

jameswilkin says...

I forgot about Rowlands, he was fantastic for us for that little spell, seem to remember a really nice goal against... Carlisle i think?
Would it be worth offering Ambrose a pay as you play type deal? Players of his calibre dont come to Col U very often, and we'd be mad not to have a go... would he take a pay as you play though??
I forgot about Rowlands, he was fantastic for us for that little spell, seem to remember a really nice goal against... Carlisle i think? Would it be worth offering Ambrose a pay as you play type deal? Players of his calibre dont come to Col U very often, and we'd be mad not to have a go... would he take a pay as you play though?? jameswilkin
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9:23am Fri 1 Aug 14

down the line says...

Don't mess around Joe, get him signed.
Don't mess around Joe, get him signed. down the line
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11:14am Fri 1 Aug 14

Bampotonian says...

Bring back Clinton Morrison...
Bring back Clinton Morrison... Bampotonian
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1:02am Sat 2 Aug 14

Ozzie says...

Love to see him sign! Let's agree a deal to keep him at the club for a short-term deal if nothing more so that he can prove himself and prove to others he still has the ability. I agree with others on here, Rowlands was brilliant and has benefited Leyton Orient since he signed for them last season. Shame he couldn't perform week in and week out for the U's!
Love to see him sign! Let's agree a deal to keep him at the club for a short-term deal if nothing more so that he can prove himself and prove to others he still has the ability. I agree with others on here, Rowlands was brilliant and has benefited Leyton Orient since he signed for them last season. Shame he couldn't perform week in and week out for the U's! Ozzie
  • Score: 2

9:54pm Sat 2 Aug 14

crazy comments says...

Ozzie wrote:
Love to see him sign! Let's agree a deal to keep him at the club for a short-term deal if nothing more so that he can prove himself and prove to others he still has the ability. I agree with others on here, Rowlands was brilliant and has benefited Leyton Orient since he signed for them last season. Shame he couldn't perform week in and week out for the U's!
Yes I agree Martin Rowland's was a very good player, but he never played for Orient last season. Instead it was Lloyd James the player who we gave away, who was the inspiration behind Orients push for promotion. Personally I felt he was never given a chance at Colchester,

Looking at what Dunne has signed so far leaves me rather deflated to be honest. Holman to be a success, will need a target man to play off, and Ibere is certainly not the man for that job, so without any play making midfielders, then I fear a severe lack of goals again. I hope I'm proved wrong,
[quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Love to see him sign! Let's agree a deal to keep him at the club for a short-term deal if nothing more so that he can prove himself and prove to others he still has the ability. I agree with others on here, Rowlands was brilliant and has benefited Leyton Orient since he signed for them last season. Shame he couldn't perform week in and week out for the U's![/p][/quote]Yes I agree Martin Rowland's was a very good player, but he never played for Orient last season. Instead it was Lloyd James the player who we gave away, who was the inspiration behind Orients push for promotion. Personally I felt he was never given a chance at Colchester, Looking at what Dunne has signed so far leaves me rather deflated to be honest. Holman to be a success, will need a target man to play off, and Ibere is certainly not the man for that job, so without any play making midfielders, then I fear a severe lack of goals again. I hope I'm proved wrong, crazy comments
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