Joe Dunne wants to raid the transfer market after losing patience with his defenders.

The Colchester United boss will meet with chairman Robbie Cowling, with a view to bringing in fresh blood.

Dunne was angry with the manner of the two goals the U’s conceded, in their 2-0 home defeat against Notts County.

He is now contemplating adding to his squad, in a bid to cut out Colchester’s defensive mistakes.

Dunne said: “The Notts County game was the last straw and I need to bring in more competition for the defence."

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