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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Martin Rowlands to leave Colchester United

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 May 2012

Martin Rowlands, who will not be offered a new deal by Colchester United

Martin Rowlands, who will not be offered a new deal by Colchester United


MARTIN Rowlands has played his last game for Colchester United.

U’s boss John Ward confirmed Rowlands’ imminent departure, during yesterday’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s final game of the season at Notts County.

Rowlands signed for the U’s on a short-term deal at the end of January, after being released by QPR.

The 33-year-old veteran made a big impact during the first few weeks, starting six games on the trot.

But niggling injuries soon set in, and it is this recent poor record with injuries, which also blighted Rowlands’ later years at QPR, that has persuaded Ward to release him.

“Martin (Rowlands) won’t be fit for Notts County, so ‘no,’ I don’t think you will see him in a Colchester shirt again,” explained Ward.

“He has simply not played enough games for us. There have been three games that he has started, and not finished, and he has missed several others.

“He is a very good player, but I need players next year who will play a lot of games for us.”

However, Ward did reveal that he would love to sign Freddie Sears again next season, if he became available on loan from West Ham.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

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Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

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