Joe Dunne is ready to tinker with his Colchester United team in a bid to avoid the risk of his players suffering from burnout.

Having recently gone more than three weeks without a competitive game, the U’s are now facing up to the prospect of a fixture pile-up.

Colchester’s home clash with Preston North End tomorrow begins an energy-sapping run of 13 games in the space of 42 days.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full preview of the U's home game with Preston North End, see Friday's Daily Gazette.