COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal has provided an update on any potential arrivals during this month’s transfer window.

The U’s boss has stated that Aaron Collins’ return to parent club Wolves following his loan spell has freed up some cash to potentially bring in new faces.

McGreal says Colchester are on the lookout to add to their squad and says any new signings they make are likely to be in the loan market.

McGreal said: “We’re looking.

“We’ve tried generating money with a few boys going out, like Junior (Ogedi-Uzokwe).

“At the moment, there’s a little bit of money there available and it’s one where we’re going through it with recruitment and touching base with one or two agents and clubs, just to see where the land lies really.

“I think everyone is a bit cautious over it, because they do tend to be loans.

“There’s not big money moves as such, especially in our division.

“It does tend to be loans and what I’ve found this year is that teams have tended to load up in the summer.

“Whether we do any business or not or other clubs do or not, only time will tell.

“If we bring someone in, it’ll be a potential loan.

“It’s a game of patience and that’s what we tend to do, at our level.

“The big clubs try to get their boys out to bigger levels and as times gets shorter and the clock is ticking, they then look for other options and that’s where we are – we’re another option at the end because we’re a division two club but we’re a good club.”

Meanwhile, boss McGreal has said they are yet to receive any interest in any of their first-team squad, this month.

“There’s nothing – we haven’t heard anything at all,” said the U’s head coach.

“It’s as we are as we’ve carried on all season with the good group that we’ve got and it’s good, because it keeps that continuity.”

Colchester travel to play Port Vale this weekend, hoping to secure their first win in five matches in League Two.