Colchester United boss John McGreal has a new striker and a new defender in his sights

Kyle Reid (Carl Marston's man of the match) celebrates his opening goal during the U's 5-1 home win

Kyle Reid (Carl Marston's man of the match) celebrates his opening goal during the U's 5-1 home win over Forest Green Rovers. Picture: PAGEPIX - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Colchester United’s search for a new striker is gathering pace, as manager John McGreal looks to snap up a goalscorer before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

“We are looking to bring in a new striker, and the money is there,” confirmed McGreal.

“We have been promised the money to bring in a striker. The recruitment (team), Tony (Humes), Steve (Ball) and myself have now all got our hands to the pump.

“I don’t need to hurry. I have got until Thursday, so there is no need to rush, there is no panic. I have plenty of time. There are obviously players and clubs that we are talking to, but we won’t say anything until we get the players over the line.

“We have got options in those striker positions, but we would love another goalscorer, obviously, a striker that does something different,” added McGreal.


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The U’s boss also said that he is looking for a defender. “We’re looking at a little bit of both,” added McGreal.

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