Colchester United have signed centre half Ryan Inniss on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the 2017/18 season.
The 22-year-old has been with the Eagles since the age of 14 and has enjoyed a string of loan spells away from Selhurst Park since joining the club.
Ryan has had stints at Cheltenham, Luton, Gillingham, Yeovil and Port Vale, before signing for U's neighbours Southend United on loan last season.
The tough tackling defender played ten times for the Shrimpers as they fell just short of the League One play-offs.
Ryan has also represented England at U16s and U17s level and will now spend the current campaign at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.