Baldwin still at Colchester United

27 May 2010 11:30
Blues loanne centre back Pat Baldwin is back with Essex rivals Colchester where he still has two years left on his contract, would he be willing to return to Roots Hall? Baldwin: 'I just want to play football week in, week out'After 17 league games for the Shrimpers and one goal, that late equaliser in his first game against Swindon in his first game back in January, centre half Pat Baldwin won over a large percentage of the Shrimpers faithful before his return to parent club Colchester where he is still under contract.However, the 27-year old is still not sure where he'll be applying his trade come August. Baldwin spoke to "Who knows what could happen in football? I've had no concrete offers and I have two years left on my contract at Colchester. I just want to play football week in, week out." Now the ex-head farmer Aidy Boothroyd has been sent to Coventry, he did not have Balders on his retained list for next season, a new boss may want him to stay, as Boothroyd decided with another former Shrimper loanee from ColU last season, Matt Heath, along with left back John White.Bristol Rovers, who remain in League One and where Baldwin had an earlier spell on loan last term, might well show interest in him returning to the Memorial Stadium.The London born defender certainly only has good words to say about his time at Roots Hall and seemed to be building up a good relationship with skipper Adam Barrett, though he couldn't help the Shrimpers stay in the third tier.Pat continued: "I was disappointed not to keep Southend up but I knew the situation before I went there. I understood the trouble they were in and that has an effect on the players. Unfortunately, there was only one way it could go which was a real shame, because it's a fantastic club." For the full interview, including attempting to gain his coaching badges, go here: Baldwin FilesPersonal informationFull namePatrick Michael BaldwinDate of birth12 November 1982 (1982-11-12) (age 27)Place of birthLondon, EnglandHeight6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Playing positionDefenderClub informationCurrent clubColchester UnitedNumber5Senior career*YearsTeamApps†(Gls)†2001-2002Chelsea0(0)2002-Colchester United193(1)2004→ St Albans City (loan)3(0)2009→ Bristol Rovers (loan)6(0)2010→ Southend United (loan)17(1)* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:24, 2 May 2010 (UTC).† Appearances (Goals).(Player information supplied by Wikipedia, for the full article go here: