Joe Dunne believes the wet weather could have a big bearing on promotion and relegation issues in League One this season.

And the U’s boss fears not having a big squad could make it harder for them to cope with the hectic programme.

The U’s are hoping to return to action for the first time in a fortnight when they travel to play Peterborough United tomorrow.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United, including a three-page preview of their game at Peterborough United, see Friday's Daily Gazette.