COLCHESTER United attacker Paris Cowan-Hall is set to see a specialist in an attempt to get to the bottom of his troublesome injury.

The 29-year-old attacker has experienced a frustrating first campaign with the U's so far, having managed only five league appearances for them due to an Achilles problem.

Cowan-Hall, who has not featured for the U's first team since September, returned to action for Colchester's under-23 side last week, playing around 50 minutes in their 2-1 defeat against Millwall in Professional Development League Two.

However, he has suffered a recurrence of the injury that has hampered him over recent months and will now undergo further investigation work, in a bid to pinpoint the issue.

Colchester head coach John McGreal said: “Paris will be going to see someone.

“He’s had a recurrence of an injury in the Achilles/calf area.

“It’s a difficult one really as I think he’s only been around the first team at the time of the Tottenham and Macclesfield games and then he broke down again, so there’s obviously something sinister going on there, with him continually breaking down.

“Every time he’s broken down he’s had it looked at.

"But there’s going to have to be some more investigation in that area, because he hasn’t been fit for us.

“It’s unfortunate for him but it’s also unfortunate for us, too."

Meanwhile, McGreal is hoping Omar Sowunmi will return to action soon after the centre-back was sidelined due to injury.

The 24-year-old was forced off during Colchester's 2-2 draw with Exeter City, at the end of last month.

McGreal added: “Omar is a difficult one – we thought that it was a bit of a bang but there’s a swelling.

“We’ve waited for it to settle down but it’s just lingering at the minute and it’s been a couple of weeks.

“We need big Omar back because he was in very, very good form.

"We don’t want him to be out for too long otherwise he has to start over again.

“We’re hoping to get him back on the grass as quickly as we can and playing and performing.

“It’s just a muscle injury and it’s nothing sinister.

"The Exeter game that came between Boxing Day and New Year really hurt us, where we lost several players.

“It’s madness; I don’t hear too many division one or division two managers talking about the fixture pile-up.

"It always tends to be the bigger boys with the bigger budgets."