CLINTON WANTS TO START AFRESH
COLCHESTER striker Clinton Morrison intends to be back among the goals next season – but at another club after announcing he is leaving the U’s this summer.
The 34-year-old arrived as then manager John Ward’s flagship signing in 2012 but has struggled to make a serious impact in front of goal.
The former Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Coventry and Sheffield Wednesday forward has failed to reach double figures across the two seasons, with yesterday’s game against Walsall his final outing.
But looking to prolong his career the Republic of Ireland international is opting for pastures new.
“Colchester is a great club, and I have no regrets,” insisted Morrison. “It’s fantastic we avoided relegation again to remain in League One. However, I am not staying.
“I want to enjoy myself playing football. I’m not being disrespectful, but I haven’t really enjoyed myself in the few years I have been at Colchester.
“I’ve enjoyed bits of it, don’t get me wrong – it’s a great dressing room with some great lads – but I want to play football, and I know I can still score goals.”
MOVING ON: Clinton Morrison