Perkins pays tribute to U's boss

Published Add your comment

Football News

Departed Colchester midfielder David Perkins has saluted U's manager John Ward for helping him earn his move to the npower Championship with Barnsley.

Perkins, 28, enjoyed mixed fortunes under four different managers at Colchester following his arrival from Rochdale in July 2008, but was a virtual ever-present in Ward's line-up before joining Barnsley for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday.

Perkins said: "Under John Ward last season, I did get a lot of games there and I'd like to thank him and Colchester United for playing their part in giving me this opportunity to play at the highest level of my career."

He added: "It was a good offer from Colchester United, but I knew other clubs were interested and the chance to play in the Championship was too good to pass up.


"With the gaffer bringing me back into the side last season, I've been able to prove myself and now move up a division.

"I can only thank him and the club again because it was looking like I might have to sign for a club in League Two, no disrespect to them, 12 months ago."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Colchester United
League One
David Perkins

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again