Mason Spence is set to face his former team-mates when Colchester United travel to play Concord Rangers in their Essex Senior Cup semi-final tonight.

The young U’s defender has just completed a month-long loan spell with the Beachboys, for whom he made two appearances in Skrill South.

And Spence is expected to make a swift return to the Aspect Arena, where he will be part of a Colchester side aiming to book a meeting with Braintree Town in the final.

The U’s are likely to field predominantly under-21 players against Danny Cowley’s side, who lie in a mid-table position in their division.

But the likes of Gavin Massey, Mark Cousins and Tosin Olufemi could also feature tonight (kick-off 7.45pm), as they aim to secure some valuable game time following recent postponements.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including interviews with U's boss Joe Dunne and midfielder David Wright, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.