Colchester United have completed the signing of striker Dominic Samuel from Premier League club Reading on a one-month loan deal.
The England under-19 international is set to go straight into the U's squad for their trip to play Doncaster Rovers, on Saturday.
Colchester boss Joe Dunne was keen to boost his firepower, after his side scored just once in their last five games.
Meanwhile, left-back Dan Potts has been recalled early from his U's loan by parent club West Ham United.
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