Colchester have agreed a deal which will see Andy Bond go to Crewe on a loan.

The former Alex Academy player returns to his hometown team on a one-month deal.

The 27-year-old midfielder signed for the U's in 2010 after impressing for Barrow as they won the FA Trophy.

He has gone on to make 96 first team appearances for Colchester and scored 12 goals, but has fallen out of favour in recent weeks.