Colchester United keen on 31-year-old winger

Colchester United are believed to be keen on signing experienced Plymouth Argyle winger Joel Grant.

According to Plymouth Live, Grant has been offered fresh terms by the Pilgrims but is yet to commit his future to the club, amid the uncertainty surrounding the club’s next manager, and is potentially tempted by a return closer to his London home with Colchester showing interest in signing him on a free transfer.

The thirty-one-year-old winger made twenty-two appearances for Argyle last season scoring four goals in a campaign that was ended for him on Boxing Day when he picked up a thigh injury which required surgery, but its believed Grant is now fully recovered in readiness for the 2019/20 campaign.

The U’s are on the lookout for a new left-sided attacker, following Brennan Dickenson’s departure to MK Dons last month and the Colchester Gazette is also running the story that Grant is being eyed as a replacement.

Grant is a Jamaican international who began his career at Watford and would add versatility to John McGreal’s squad having played most of his career on the left wing he can also operate as a striker or in midfield. He includes Crewe Alexandra, Wycombe Wanderers and Exeter City amongst his former clubs.

Our View

Solid if unspectacular signing for the U’s if the reports are accurate.

Grant will bring experience and ability which has seen him spend much of his career in League One.

His recent injury will be a worry but a gamble worth taking as Colchester look to re-shape their squad.

Argyle fans will be concerned that rumours of another player leaving point to a club in bad shape planning for next season. They need to get a manager appointed as soon as possible if their League Two campaign is to be a success.



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