Us quash Platt exit talk
Colchester striker not for sale
Last Updated: July 15, 2009 11:42am
Platt: Going nowhere
Colchester United have rubbished speculation linking striker Clive Platt with a move to Norwich City.
It was believed the Us were willing to listen to offers for the 31-year-old, who was interesting the Canaries.
However, assistant manager Ian Culverhouse insists Platt is not leaving due to his importance to the team.
"Clive isn't going anywhere," he told the Gazette. "He's an integral part of our plans for the new season."
Meanwhile, defender Paul Reid has confirmed he will not be fit for the start of the new League One season after breaking down again.
The 27-year-old, who has suffered a couple of setbacks over the summer, has suffered a fresh blow in his bid to recover from a broken kneecap.
"Unfortunately, I have broken down again," he told the Green'Un24.
"I was desperate to get back into shape during pre-season, and it went well for the first three days, until I broke down, which meant that I had to go back to the consultant.
"I seem to have irritated the knee, so I have to let it settle down and bide my time. I find this very difficult, because I'm always so impatient to start playing again.
"It seems that I will definitely miss the start of the new season, which is disappointing."