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‘I don’t feel I had much choice’ – Michael Rose

PUBLISHED: 10:26 01 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:33 01 February 2013

Michael Rose, in action against Swindon, has left the U's by mutual consent

Michael Rose, in action against Swindon, has left the U's by mutual consent

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THE Colchester United duo of Michael Rose and Ian Henderson have both left the Essex club, having their contracts cancelled by mutual consent before the transfer deadline closed last night.

Striker Henderson has not been in the U’s squad in recent weeks, while left-back Rose has been in and out of the team without being able to hold down a regular place.

Rose revealed on his Twitter account this morning: “Had to make a big decision late last night!

“Don’t feel like I had much choice, but it was the (right) time. All the best to everyone at Colchester.

“Thanks for the lovely messages, but I think it would be unprofessional of me to say why I had to.

“I’m disappointed but have no bad feelings towards the club.”

Ipswich Town’s Bryan Klug was spotted keeping an eye on Colchester United and Wycombe at the weekend.

Sports writer Andy Warren takes a look at Ipswich Town’s business in the January transfer window so far.

FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

Ipswich Town U18s 2

Dagenham & Redbridge U18s 1

Ipswich Town’s U18 Academy boss Alan Lee praised his side after they progressed in the FA Youth Cup after beating Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 at Portman Road last night.

FA Youth Cup

Ipswich Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes young defender Chris Smith returned from his loan spell at Chelmsford ‘more of a bloke’ and is hopeful he has a first team future.

Ipswich Town U23 3

QPR 0

Ben Morris hit a brace and Aaron Drinan opened his account in a blue shirt as an experienced Ipswich Town under 23 side eased past QPR 3-0 at Playford Road today, writes Kieren Standley.

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 9

Haringey Borough 0

Ipswich Town Ladies bounced back from last Sunday’s disappointing FA Cup exit to Charlton with an emphatic 9-0 trouncing of bottom of the league Haringey Borough at the Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe, writes Kieren Standley.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is set to appeal the red card given to Eunan O’Kane following his altercation with Jonas Knudsen.

Episode Six: Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back for another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast to discuss the win over Leeds, Portman Road atmosphere and the latest transfer news.

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