COLCHESTER United are hoping to bring in a replacement for attacker Jevani Brown in this month's transfer window.

The U's allowed Brown to join their League Two rivals Forest Green Rovers on loan until the end of the season, last week.

That has left them needing to bolster their attacking options, especially with winger Courtney Senior still sidelined with a thigh injury.

Colchester head coach John McGreal is still hoping that they can extend Theo Robinson's loan spell from Southend United, with the striker having now returned to his parent club.

But the U's boss is also keen to add another attacker to his squad in the current window, as they push for promotion from League Two.

Speaking after the Stevenage game, boss McGreal said: “We’ve had recruitment meetings and we need to see where the Theo (Robinson) one lies with the two chairmen and then, let’s see where we go really.

“We’ve lost one in Jevani (Brown) and we’re looking to replace him, if we can.

“Junior (Ogedi-Uzokwe) has come back into the fold; we have a couple of injuries.

“One (of the injured players) is going to be a particular time.

"But we’re hoping Courtney (Senior) might be back in a week or two, which will be good as we do miss his pace and his directness."

Brown was allowed to join Forest Green last week, having found his first-team opportunities few and far between at Colchester this season.

The 25-year-old has managed only five league starts for the U's since joining them from their League Two rivals Cambridge United, last summer.

Brown, who made his Forest Green debut last weekend in their 1-1 draw with Crawley Town, has not started for Colchester in the league since August 24.

And McGreal says one of the main reasons for Brown's absence from the starting line-up has been the rapid emergence of teenager attacker, Kwame Poku.

“Jevani hasn’t been able to get the games and he needs them," added McGreal.

“It’s the emergence of Kwame, when you look at how well he’s done this year.

“He’s needed a little bit of a rest at times, which we’ve tried to do to look after him.

“But he’s influential and I think no-one had seen that in the early part of the season.

“Me and Steve (Ball) had had a look at KP in the under-21s.

"We felt that it was best that he got into the first team and he’s proved everyone right.

“His form has been outstanding and it’s a position where Jevani plays, as well."