Colchester United boss John McGreal on possible activity before next week's transfer deadline

COLCHESTER United are not expecting any further transfer activity ahead of the January window closing next week.

With this month’s transfer deadline looming next Friday (January 31), some League Two clubs are still looking to do business ahead of the final three months of the campaign.

Colchester have made two loan signings in the current window, re-signing striker Theo Robinson from Southend United along with snapping up full-back Tafari Moore from divisional rivals Plymouth Argyle, both until the end of the current campaign.

But U’s head coach John McGreal says there is unlikely to be any further business being done at Florence Park – with little chance of any arrivals or departures before next week’s deadline.

Speaking at today's pre-match press conference at Florence Park ahead of the trip to Exeter City this weekend, McGreal said: “Our business is done, unless something out of the ordinary happens and we lose one.

“Once January is done, you know what you’ve got and I’m sure every other manager is saying the same thing at the minute.

“A couple of managers have done their deals early and I’m guessing that there’ll be a couple of teams who will do a bit of late business.

“You can still see a couple of the bigger teams doing a bit of business because there’s still a bit of time for them.”

The impressive form of Colchester’s players has attracted admiring glances from bigger clubs over recent months, with the likes of Courtney Senior and Cohen Bramall catching the eye.

However, boss McGreal is not expecting any departures prior to the current window slamming shut.

“I don’t foresee any outgoings – not that I know of," said McGreal.

“That is more to do with the chairman (Robbie Cowling) and (director of football) Tony Humes and they haven’t come to me to say anything.

“You hear rumours and whatnot but it’s all quiet on that front.

“We brought in a couple of players who we felt we needed, in certain areas.

“Before we made those signings, we still had 20 games to play which is a huge chunk of games and you can have injuries.

“With the pitches at the minute, we’ve only had a handful of days on the grass because it’s so wet on small areas.

“You look at certain things and how we’re trying to adapt our training to facilities that we’ve had at our disposal - everything comes into it.”