Colchester's move frustration

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RICHARD NAYLOR continues to snub opportunities to leave Ipswich Town to move down the divisions on a temporary basis.

The Town hit-man had already rebuffed Peterborough, Oldham and, more recently, Hull City, and he has now decided a loan switch to Colchester United is not the right move for him.

"Richard has said he prefers to stay here for the time being," Ipswich boss George Burley commented this week.

The 25-year-old was targeted by Colchester boss Steve Whitton, himself a former striker with the Suffolk side.

"Naylor must be a long way down the pecking order at Portman Road," suggested Whitton.

"But he's said 'no' to everybody."

The U's also failed with an approach for Rotherham defender Guy Branston, but more positive news for the Layer Road outfit comes in the shape of Joe Dunne's return from a long injury lay-off.

The Irishman suffered a serious knee injury last November, but has vowed: "I will be back! 

"But I've done a lot of work building up muscle and the last thing I want is to try and get back too quickly."