Colchester United transfer news: Ryan Inniss arrives from Crystal Palace

U's boss, John McGreal, who has no completed four signings on transfer deadline day.

U's boss, John McGreal, who has no completed four signings on transfer deadline day. - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Pagepix

Colchester United have made a fourth signing on transfer deadline day, with the arrival of defender Ryan Inniss on loan from Crystal Palace.

Inniss is a 22-year-old centre-half, who stands at 6ft 5ins. He has been away from Selhurst Park on loan on six previous occasions, for Cheltenham, Luton, Gillingham, Yeovil, Port Vale and Southend.

He will remain on loan with the U’s for the rest of this season, and should add experience to the back-line.

Innis is tthe fourth signing of the day, following in the footsteps of attacker Samni Odelusi (free agent), fellow front runner Brandon Hanlan (loan from Charlton) and midfielder Brandon Comley (loan from QPR).