Colchester United are closing in on a swoop for two experienced players to boost their relegation battle.

The Gazette understands that U’s boss Joe Dunne is keen to make the duo his latest signings in this month’s transfer window.

MK Dons striker Jabo Ibehre, who spent three months on loan at the U’s, is one of the players Colchester are hopeful of signing on a permanent basis.

The U’s have also agreed terms with an unnamed club for a second player but are yet to agree personal terms with him.

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