Okuonghae boosts U's by deciding to stay

Magnus Okuonghae has performed a u-turn and committed his future to Colchester United.

Okuonghae has signed a three-year deal with the U's, having initially indicated that he was looking to leave the club to join a Championship side.

Okuonghae's decision to stay with Colchester is a major boost for manager John Ward, as he plans for next season.

Ward said: “I think it’s a very positive thing, it’s as good as a new signing for us but we both know each other very well.

“Magnus is retaining that ambition to go higher and do well in the future and that has positive implications for us.

“He will do his best to be at his best as often as he can.

“We saw that from his last year and he still has that opportunity to improve things for himself individually and on behalf of the team collectively, Colchester United can only benefit from his ambition.”

Okuonghae will not feature in this afternoon's friendly at Heybridge Swifts but will travel to Holland with the rest of the Colchester squad tomorrow.

See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news.

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3:02pm Sat 14 Jul 12

angryman!!! says...

Great news, good news for Eastman aswell. Just need a striker or two now
Great news, good news for Eastman aswell. Just need a striker or two now angryman!!!
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5:32pm Sat 14 Jul 12

U's fan says...

Good old Magnus he knows where he is almost certain of a 1st team spot, no doubt there is a clause in the contract to allow him to move on for a reasonable fee if a better offer comes along though.

Welcome back beast by the way....
Good old Magnus he knows where he is almost certain of a 1st team spot, no doubt there is a clause in the contract to allow him to move on for a reasonable fee if a better offer comes along though. Welcome back beast by the way.... U's fan
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5:43pm Sat 14 Jul 12

super waluigi says...

This is great news. He is one of the players that I was sure would get a better offer. Well played all at Col u.
This is great news. He is one of the players that I was sure would get a better offer. Well played all at Col u. super waluigi
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6:40pm Sat 14 Jul 12

crazy comments says...

I think most Col Utd fans will be happy Magnus is staying.
I think most Col Utd fans will be happy Magnus is staying. crazy comments
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