Colchester United striker Jake Hutchinson has joined Eastbourne Borough on loan.
The twenty year old striker will be with the National League South side until January, hoping to get more valuable experience in senior football.
Loan spells at a number of clubs have seen him score goals, including spells at Tonbridge Angels and Hitchin Town.
He enjoyed spending time with the first team squad during pre-season, and scored against Bath City in the final game of the U's West Country tour.
Colchester United’s Director of Football Tony Humes said: “This is another step up for Jake in his development, and a great opportunity for him to play senior football at the next level. We wish him all the best at Eastbourne Borough, and look forward to hearing good reports about him over the next six months.”
Borough manager Danny Bloor added: “I am absolutely delighted to get the loan signing of Jake completed."
"It has taken a little time to put everything in place, but we are there now! Jake is a player we have been tracking for some time.
"The Chairman, and Teddy Bloor and myself actually went to watch him play in the Midlands back in April when he was on loan at Hitchin.
"He is an Eastbourne lad, who ticks all of the right boxes as far as I am concerned, and his record tells you he knows where the back of the net is!”