U's could wait until loan window to bolster defence

Essex County Standard: On the lookout for cover - Joe Dunne says he may wait until next month before signing a defender. On the lookout for cover - Joe Dunne says he may wait until next month before signing a defender.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne could wait until the emergency loan market reopens before bolstering his defensive options.

But the U’s boss has not ruled out signing a new centre-back on a permanent basis in this month’s transfer window.

Dunne has set his sights on bringing in cover for Magnus Okuonghae and Tom Eastman, at the heart of the Colchester back four.

With Josh Thompson still recovering from ankle surgery, the U’s boss is light on cover at centre-back.

But with the budget tight, Dunne said he may bide his time until the emergency loan system reopens next month before making his move.

Dunne said: “Centre-back is still an issue that we’ll be trying to resolve and there are one or two things that I’m working on.

“We’re close but it’s a case of getting the right one in.

“At the moment, I think I’ll probably go for the loan with a centre-back when the loan window opens.

“But there are one or two other options that we’re looking at.

“We have a couple of players training with us at the moment and we’ll see what happens.

“There’ll be one or two areas that we will need to strengthen but it’ll be a quiet window because of finances.

“I’ve spoken to the chairman and it’s a case of looking at the positions and which ones we have coming back to fitness.”

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2:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

colunited69 says...

thats all we hear WE HAVE NO MONEY WE HAVE NO MONEY BULLS£&*T!!!!!!!!
thats all we hear WE HAVE NO MONEY WE HAVE NO MONEY BULLS£&*T!!!!!!!! colunited69
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2:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

super waluigi says...

I cannot see any point in bringing in anyone. I find it hard to believe that there is a player better than we already have, for free, on low wages. The youth team has got us this far......

Save the money and spend it wisely when we desperately need to.
I cannot see any point in bringing in anyone. I find it hard to believe that there is a player better than we already have, for free, on low wages. The youth team has got us this far...... Save the money and spend it wisely when we desperately need to. super waluigi
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3:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

TheCaptain says...

We also need to know what's happening with Walker before we get anyone in. If he goes the a Goalie is priority.
We also need to know what's happening with Walker before we get anyone in. If he goes the a Goalie is priority. TheCaptain
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