Joe Dunne believes his new-look Colchester United squad is the most harmonious it has been since he took over as manager.

The U’s boss has made sweeping changes to his playing ranks, following his appointment in the hot seat last September.

Dunne has signed nine players since the turn of the year, with West Brom youngster Bradley Garmston the latest arrival on loan.

And the likes of Anthony Wordsworth, Ian Henderson and Michael Rose have all left Colchester, over recent weeks.

Colchester travel to play promotion-chasing Sheffield United tomorrow, on the back of three wins from their last four games.

And Dunne feels the level of unity among his revamped squad is in full evidence.

He said: “I think this is the most together the squad has been since I took over.

“I think that this is my changing room now and I think we’ve seen recently that they’re willing to go for it.

“I’m really happy with the team and the changing room and the work ethic."

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