Alex pops round to see young U's fan.
6-year-old Toby Bryant had made his first ever trip to watch the U's in action against Ipswich with his dad Shaun, as part of a Father's Day present.
Toby took along his new hat and scarf, bought by his grandma, but unfortunately lost his hat during his visit to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
The youngster was obviously very upset and hearing this news, the U's organised for midfielder Alex to visit Toby at his house in Eight Ash Green to deliver a replacement hat and scarf, as well as two tickets for the game against Oldham next week.
An hour of football and chatting about sports put a smile back on Toby's face and mum Nikki was delighted that she and her sons Toby and Max were able to have met Alex.
"Toby thoroughly enjoyed his surprise visit," she told the official website.
"Alex was so generous with his time and attention, he's a real credit to the club and its youth programme.
"Toby couldn't wait to tell his school friends this morning that he'd played football, with a professional footballer from Colchester United, in his garden!