Young Colchester United defender Callum Sturgess is set to join Needham Market on loan.
The left back joined the U's in the summer of 2017 after leaving Premier League club Crystal Palace.
He has played in a number of games for Wayne Brown's U23s since his arrival at Colchester United and will now get experience of mens football with Needham.
The Marketmen have enjoyed a positive relationship with the U's in recent years, with Callum Harrison, Jack Curtis and Diaz Wright all having loan spells there.
Subject to paperwork clearance, Callum will be available for the weekend game against Hendon.