Us plan to keep Prutton

Boothroyd wants permanent deal for on-loan midfielder

Prutton: Could stay at Colchester

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Colchester United boss Aidy Boothroyd intends to sign Leeds United midfielder David Prutton on a permanent basis.

Prutton joined the Us on a one-month loan deal earlier in the week after struggling for first-team football at Leeds this season.

He marked his debut by coming off the bench to score in Tuesday's 2-0 win over MK Dons and Boothroyd is keen to keep the 28-year-old.

Boothroyd said: "The plan is to make it permanent. He's a very good player, he's been there and done it.

"In a team that's growing we've got to have people in the dressing room and out on the pitch who can lead."