Issue Colbeck thinking over contract offer

As told by Michael Wood

Having seen most of the City squad sign up Stuart McCall waits on Joe Colbeck – who is in negotiations with the club but has yet to put pen to paper on the deal offered – to finalise the end of business at the close of last season.

Once Colbeck has – or has not – signed McCall will look to adding the oft quoted “two or three” to the squad. Colbeck’s form – or lack of it – last season coupled with Omar Daley’s injury cost City dear towards the end of last year.

For Colbeck’s part one can see why he might be reluctant to sign a new deal. A section of the Valley Parade crowd seems set on an agenda against the winger in stark contrast to Darlington’s fans – home of Dean Windass and Colin Todd – who enjoyed his loan spell and would take him back with open arms.