Ward eyes Williams stay
Colchester United manager John Ward insists that there is no rush to open contract talks with goalkeeper Ben Williams.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 13/10/11 10:32pm
Colchester United manager John Ward insists that there is no rush to open contract talks with highly-rated goalkeeper Ben Williams.
The former Manchester United trainee has had to play second fiddle for most of this season to Mark Cousins, but has started the last three League One games.
The 29-year-old's contract expires next summer, and that has alerted a number of Championship and League One clubs to his situation.
Ward says that reported interest in the club's Player of the Year will not force him to rush contract talks, but remains keen to extend the keeper's stay at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
"We'll take our time to do that because although there is reported interest from Championship clubs no one has called me about him, so that is probably just hearsay," Ward told skysports.com.
"If they phone me then we will deal with it, but at the moment no one has called me about any of our players.
"I'm very much aware that the player's contract need to be looked at during the course of the season, as is the chairman, and that will happen.
"It isn't something that we are putting to bed and ignoring and we will try to get these things done as soon as we can."