Colchester have rejected Jamie Cureton´s transfer request and will attempt to persuade the striker to sign a new contract at the club.

Cureton, who has a year left on his current contract, handed in a transfer request on Tuesday, but manager Geraint Williams is hopeful of keeping the former Reading and Norwich forward.

"We are disappointed that Jamie feels he is in a position whereby he has had to hand in a transfer request," Williams told "His success last season put him in the limelight, but we are looking forward to building for the future of Colchester United and we are keen for Jamie to be a part of that."

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