COLCHESTER United striker Eoin McKeown has rejoined Maldon and Tiptree, for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

The 19-year-old previously played for the Jammers when he joined on a work experience loan in December 2016.

He scored one goal in five appearances, before returning to the U's.

Since his first loan at Park Drive, McKeown has made his professional debut for Colchester, scoring in a 2-2 draw against Reading under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The U's went on to win the game in a penalty shootout.

McKeown’s switch comes after the U’s signed Jammers duo Junior Ogedi-Uzowke and Ryan Gondoh.

Maldon currently sit fourth in the Bostik League division north table, with games in hand on the sides above.

They will be hoping to strengthen their position by winning tomorrow's match at Mildenhall Town.

Providing the paperwork is completed on time, McKeown will be available to play against the Suffolk side.

Meanwhile, three other U's youngsters will be playing for men's teams in the coming weeks.

Dean Ager, who scored on his Bishop's Stortford debut, has had his time there extended by another month, while Reuben Mudd will also spend a further month with Stanway Rovers.

Full-back George Keys is heading to the Bostik League premier division, as he goes out to play for Brightlingsea Regent.