Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits the club’s punishing fixture schedule may prompt him to raid the loan market.

The U’s face a hectic run over the coming weeks, after seeing their last four scheduled League One games postponed.

Colchester, who travel to play Port Vale tomorrow night, are preparing for a demanding sequence of 20 games in the space of 81 days.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including U's fans anger at fixture switch and more on the postponement of their game against Rotherham United, see Monday's Daily Gazette.