U's shock swoop for Vernon

COLCHESTER United have completed the dramatic late signing of Scott Vernon from Championship rivals Blackpool.A deal was agreed just before Thursday's midnight transfer deadline, with front-runner Vernon having travelled down from the Lancashire coast earlier in the day to agree personal terms.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United have completed the dramatic late signing of Scott Vernon from Championship rivals Blackpool.

A deal was agreed just before Thursday's midnight transfer deadline, with front-runner Vernon having travelled down from the Lancashire coast earlier in the day to agree personal terms.

However, the deal was not rubber-stamped until it had been ratified by the Football League authorities this afternoon.


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Two years ago, Vernon scored a crunch winner at Bournemouth during a loan spell with Colchester in their promotion winning season of 2005-06. He netted both goals in Blackpool's 2-0 win at Layer Road on December 29.

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