Nicke Kabamba has returned to parent club Portsmouth after Colchester United cut short the striker’s loan spell early.

The striker has gone back to Fratton Park and training again with Pompey, even though his spell at the Weston Homes Community Stadium was due to end next month.

Kabamba, who has not featured for Colchester since playing in their Checkatrade Trophy defeat Southend last month, failed to score in ten appearances with the U’s.

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett said: “Nicke has come back, although can’t play for us.

“Colchester’s still the only club he is available for until the start of January.

“We didn’t recall him, they phoned and said due to the fact he wasn’t in their side they felt it was best they sent him back.

“He wasn’t going to get a game there for the short period remaining of his loan.

“Obviously, he’s disappointed with the loan and the way it has gone at Colchester. It started okay, started brightly but he just hasn’t had the game time.

“For Nicke, the big thing is to now put that behind him and look forward to January when he is available again.”