9:36am Monday 7th May 2012
By Jonathan Waldron
Anthony Wordsworth has handed Colchester United a boost by declaring he expects to stay at the club this summer.
The talented midfielder has caught the eye for the U’s this season and is believed to be a target for several Championship and League One clubs.
Wordsworth finished the season as Colchester’s top goalscorer with 13 goals, following his fine stoppage-time strike in their 4-1 defeat at Notts County.
The 23-year-old said he believes he will still be at the U’s when the 2012-13 season starts, on August 18.
Wordsworth said: “I’ve got another year at Colchester and I don’t see why I won’t be at the club next season.
“I’m looking forward to next season to see what I can do.
“Hopefully, we can keep the guys who are out of contract but that’s down to the gaffer.
“We have a young squad here and if we can add a couple more to it, I think we can progress.
“I don’t think it’s been a bad season for us.
“We’ve had a good go at the play-offs and fallen just a little bit short of that.
“We drew too many games in March but hopefully next season, we can push on.”
See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction from the U's defeat at Notts County.
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