Colchester United have bolstered their defensive ranks with the signing of Leicester City defender Alie Sesay on loan until the end of the season.

The powerful 19-year-old centre-back has been a regular in the Foxes' under-21 team this season and trained with his U's team-mates for the first time today.

He will provide competition for Magnus Okuonghae and Tom Eastman in central defence over the coming weeks, as Colchester look to continue their rise up the League One table.

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