U's in "advanced talks" in hunt for new right-back

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U's in "advanced talks" in hunt for new right-back

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Colchester United are in “advanced talks” with at least two potential new signings after stepping up their search to find a replacement for Brian Wilson.

U’s boss Joe Dunne is in the hunt for a new right-back, following Wilson’s decision to leave the club after rejecting a new contract offer.

Colchester have been strongly linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s versatile young defender Alex Wynter, who enjoyed a productive loan spell at the Weston Homes Community Stadium at the end of this season.

But Dunne is also keen to bring a full-back to the club who already has plenty of game experience under his belt.

Dunne said: “We’re in an advanced situation with a couple of players at the moment for the right-back position.

“I expect talks to move on in the next couple of weeks.

“We need to try and recruit a little more experience in terms of games, not age.

“When I talk about experience, I’m talking about the game situation.

“We’ve got Tosin Olufemi and Michael O’Donoghue but they’re two young and inexperienced full-backs and they’re going to need a bit of help.”

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9:31am Wed 4 Jun 14

totallyfootball says...

We need a striker, well that's what everyone has been saying, we must all be wrong?
We need a striker, well that's what everyone has been saying, we must all be wrong? totallyfootball
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12:46pm Wed 4 Jun 14

pipedown says...

we need a RB and a striker....i think defence is a greater concern considering Wilson's gone, Dickson will probably go and Tosin isn't ready.
we need a RB and a striker....i think defence is a greater concern considering Wilson's gone, Dickson will probably go and Tosin isn't ready. pipedown
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