COLCHESTER United youngster Frankie Terry has joined National League South side Aveley on a month's loan.

The 20-year-old centre-back, who has made three first-team appearances for the U's so far this season, made his debut for the Millers in their 2-0 defeat at Bromley in the Isuzu FA Trophy, on Saturday.

Terry, who has played for Colchester in both the FA Cup and EFL Trophy this season, will be hoping to help Aveley break into the play-off positions during his time at the club.

He made his first senior appearance for the U's in their EFL Trophy win at Cambridge United, last October.

Terry has previous experience of playing in National League South, having enjoyed successful loan spells at Chelmsford City.

The U's under-21 regular won the Clarets' Supporters Young Player of the Year award last season, when he made 26 appearances in all competitions for the club and scored his first senior goal.

The former Notley High School pupil is following in the footsteps of his famous talented football family members.

He is the son of current Leyton Orient assistant head coach Paul Terry and the nephew of ex-Chelsea and England star John Terry and former Liverpool and England full-back, Paul Konchesky, who is currently coaching the U's under-21s.

Frankie's father Paul made more than 150 appearances for Yeovil Town during his playing career and also played for the likes of Leyton Orient and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Terry is the third Colchester youngster to head out on loan in the last few days.

His move follows Al-Amin Kazeem's loan to League of Ireland side Galway United and Ronny Nelson's switch to National League South outfit Torquay United.