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Transfer activity at Colchester United

PUBLISHED: 20:59 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 20:59 03 January 2018

Craig Slater, cracking in a shot against Morecambe this season, has signed on loan for Dundee United. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Craig Slater, cracking in a shot against Morecambe this season, has signed on loan for Dundee United. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United have begun their transfer activity early on in this month’s transfer window, by signing two players from non-league Maldon & Tiptree and off-loading Craig Slater on loan to Dundee United.

The Jammers duo of Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Ryan Gondoh, who have played key roles in the Park Drive club rising to third in the Bostik North, have signed for the U’s on 18-month deals.

Front-runner Ogedi-Uzokwe has been in prolific form, ever since his return to England from a spell in Cyrpus with Turk Ocagi Limasol.

In fact, the 23-year-old has plundered 34 goals in as many games for Maldon, to top the Bostik League goal-charts, while team-mate Gondoh, a left-sided specialist, has bagged 12 goals in 29 games for the Jammers this season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Slater, out-of-favour at the League Two U’s, has moved to Scottish Championship club Dundee United on loan until the end of the season.

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has spoken for the first time about the hunt for a new Blues boss.

A new favourite has emerged in the race for the vacant Ipswich Town manager’s job – Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook.

Taiwan manager Gary White believes he should be considered for the Ipswich Town job. STUART WATSON spoke to the ambitious 43-year-old about his globe-trotting journey.

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Ipswich Town Ladies cut the gap to leaders AFC Wimbledon to seven points with a crucial 2-1 victory over Luton Town at The Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe on Sunday as Cassie Craddock and top-scorer Natasha Thomas were on target for the Blues, writes Kieren Standley.

When Bryan Klug was appointed caretaker manager at Ipswich Town, he said he wanted to restore a sense of unity. If the atmosphere at Saturday’s game is any guide, he’s already made a lot of progress, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Midfielder Luke Hyam insists the Ipswich Town squad are not preoccupied by discussions over the club’s next manager.

Just two more games to go folks, two more and we can draw a line under yet another nondescript season, which is ending with some hope for the future but in desperate need of new leadership, writes Karl Fuller.

On the face of it, this was a result which adds weight to doom merchants’ claims of ‘be careful what you wish for’.

Stuart Watson, Mike Bacon and Andy Warren cast an eye over all the leading candidates in the frame to take over at Ipswich Town.

Bartosz Bialkowski has once again been voted Ipswich Town Supporters Club player of the year, picking up the award for the third season in a row.

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