U's keen to sign new centre-back

Essex County Standard: On the hunt - Joe Dunne, pictured with U's assistant manager Mark Kinsella, is on the lookout for a new centre-back on loan. On the hunt - Joe Dunne, pictured with U's assistant manager Mark Kinsella, is on the lookout for a new centre-back on loan.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says it is "imperative" that they sign a centre-back before the loan window closes tonight.

The U's need cover for Magnus Okuonghae and Tom Eastman, with their only other recognised centre-half Josh Thompson likely to be out until February with an ankle injury.

Dunne has been trying hard to bring in a new defender but admits it is proving a difficult process.

Dunne said: "It's imperative that we try and get one in.

“We’re trying to bring new players in but it’s a very difficult window.

“We need to bring in a player to cover us at centre-back and maybe even a wide player.

“Josh Thompson is probably out until February and we’re looking to get cover in for Tom and Mags.

“The problem is that the chances of getting an experienced player to do that are pretty much non-existent.

“The other difficulty is if someone comes in as a second loan, they can’t go out again after January.

“We’ve looked at every possibility, even players who are experienced in League Two who I know who can do a job are sitting on the bench.

“We have two or three names that we’ve asked about but we think it’s going to be a long process."

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8:05pm Thu 28 Nov 13

crazy comments says...

Well Joe,there is always Guy Branston. Plenty of experience and a good hoofer.
Guess I'm having a laugh.
Well Joe,there is always Guy Branston. Plenty of experience and a good hoofer. Guess I'm having a laugh. crazy comments

8:38pm Thu 28 Nov 13

crazy comments says...

Thanks Aidy old pal. Lets hope Tozer does the biz for us. The cobbler fans seem to think you have gone off your head. Lets hope he is our gain and your loss.
Thanks Aidy old pal. Lets hope Tozer does the biz for us. The cobbler fans seem to think you have gone off your head. Lets hope he is our gain and your loss. crazy comments

8:38pm Thu 28 Nov 13

Medicated Soap says...

Crazy, we've bizarrely signed Ben Tozer on loan from Aidy Hoofroyd's Northampton Town (who are currently bottom of League Two).
Crazy, we've bizarrely signed Ben Tozer on loan from Aidy Hoofroyd's Northampton Town (who are currently bottom of League Two). Medicated Soap

11:52pm Thu 28 Nov 13

crazy comments says...

Medicated Soap wrote:
Crazy, we've bizarrely signed Ben Tozer on loan from Aidy Hoofroyd's Northampton Town (who are currently bottom of League Two).
Ya but he is out of favour with Adie. He might just suit us. You never know,
[quote][p][bold]Medicated Soap[/bold] wrote: Crazy, we've bizarrely signed Ben Tozer on loan from Aidy Hoofroyd's Northampton Town (who are currently bottom of League Two).[/p][/quote]Ya but he is out of favour with Adie. He might just suit us. You never know, crazy comments

9:32am Sat 30 Nov 13

super waluigi says...

Medicated Soap wrote:
Crazy, we've bizarrely signed Ben Tozer on loan from Aidy Hoofroyd's Northampton Town (who are currently bottom of League Two).
Ha ha, you cannot wait to put him to the sword can you?
[quote][p][bold]Medicated Soap[/bold] wrote: Crazy, we've bizarrely signed Ben Tozer on loan from Aidy Hoofroyd's Northampton Town (who are currently bottom of League Two).[/p][/quote]Ha ha, you cannot wait to put him to the sword can you? super waluigi

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