COLCHESTER United are hoping to add another new face this week - with an attacker at the top of their wanted list.

The U's have already made six new signings in this month's transfer window, as they attempt to bolster their squad in readiness for the second half of the League Two season.

Colchester have brought in Myles Kenlock, Emyr Huws, Owura Edwards, Corie Andrews and Tom Dallison this month, along with Cameron Coxe signing permanently.

The U's have most recently been linked with experienced striker Max Biamou, who is currently plying his trade with Scottish Premiership outfit Dundee United.

Colchester interim head coach Wayne Brown said: “We’re hoping to bring in another one this week to give us more quality and competition for places and help us with the situation that we’re still in.

“That’s the plan.

“We’re always looking to add but we need to look to add quality.

“If I’m honest, it’s a work in progress.

“There’s not many days left of the window, so I’m sure we’ll be working as hard as we can as a collective to try and get some quality in."

Colchester are still hoping to bolster their squad in the coming days, despite omitting three players from their squad for last weekend's trip to play Salford City.

Long-serving defender Tom Eastman, Miles Welch-Hayes (pictured below) and loanee Armando Dobra were all left out of the 18 for the game at Moor Lane, which the U's won 3-0.


Brown, who had nine games in temporary charge of Colchester last season, believes says there is more strength in depth within the squad, this time around.

He said: “The squad is in a better place numbers wise, quality wise and that’s got nothing to do with the lads that were here last year that I worked with.

“But that’s what you want as a manager – you want those tough decisions, you want quality in abundance, you want quality and strength in depth.

"I think that we have it a lot more this year than we did last year, so that can only be of benefit."


Meanwhile, Brown has praised the contribution of midfielder Noah Chilvers (pictured above) following his influential showing at Salford.

Last season's U's Player of the Year winner came off the bench for Cole Skuse midway through the second half at Moor Lane and played a big part in his side's win.

Brown added: “Chily came on and was great.

“He was a real plus when he came on.

“He was on the front foot, he was breaking play up, high up the pitch.

"Then that gave us the opportunity to hit them on the counter attack, from higher up the pitch and not in our defensive third."