Joe Dunne will step up his search for more new faces after Colchester United’s losing run continued.

The U’s boss is hoping to clinch another new signing today, as he attempts to boost his side’s flagging fortunes in League One.

Colchester are two points above the relegation zone after Crawley Town inflicted a seventh successive defeat on the struggling U’s with a 3-0 victory at the Broadfield Stadium.

Dunne admitted that he is on the lookout for new blood and is keen to sign a striker to boost his goal-shy Colchester side, with MK Dons forward Jabo Ibehre still high on his list of targets.

Dunne said: “We need more help and more experience.

“We’re looking at a couple of positions and we’re hoping to do something in terms of a player this week.

“We need to get goalscorers into the team and we certainly have players who can create opportunities."

See Wednesday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's defeat at Crawley Town.