Colchester United boss holds talks with Kaspars Gorkss
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Kaspars Gorkss’ long-term future is up in the air, following talks with Colchester United manager Tony Humes yesterday afternoon.
Gorkss’ current short-term deal expires after tomorrow evening’s FA Cup third round tie at Cardiff City.
The U’s boss is keen to extended Gorkss’ stay at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, perhaps until the end of the season, but there is no guarantee that the 33-year-old Latvian international will sign.
“I’m going to have talks with Kaspars (Gorkss) this afternoon,” revealed Humes, during yesterday lunchtime’s press conference at the Florence Park training ground in Tiptree.
“It’s the same situation as with David (Fox), in that it’s a continuation of both of their contracts.
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“I haven’t had any initial talks with Kaspars. We have with David, and that’s progressing well, but I haven’t chatted with Kaspars yet.
“We have to try and get something sorted. He seems happy and he’s enjoying himself, so I am very hopeful.
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“Kaspars has played in five games, and we’ve kept three clean-sheets, with perhaps one not so good performance (4-1 home defeat to Rochdale).
“I think Kaspars has given us some extra experience and solidity in that back four.”
Ex-QPR and Reading centre-half Gorkss was recruited by the U’s, following confirmation that club skipper Magnus Okuonghae would be out for the season with a ruptured Achilles.
With regards midfielder Fox, whose current three-month deal also expires after the trip to Cardiff, Humes said: “David is keen to stay.
“It’s just about getting those finalities out of the way, to get to that position.”
n Ben Gordon is the one new injury doubt ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at Cardiff.
Left-back Gordon hobbled off with a sore ankle, during the later stages of the goalless draw at Crawley Town last Sunday.
Gordon will be assessed this morning, before the U’s travel to South Wales. If he fails a fitness test, then QPR loanee Cole Kpekawa will enjoy a recall on the left-side of defence.
Humes confirmed: “Ben will not travel, if he is not right, and at the minute it is very 50-50, so we will have to wait and see.
“If Ben fails to make it, then it will be another opportunity for Cole. He has sat out the last couple of games, and hopefully he has learned from watching.”