Colchester manager John Ward has rubbished talk of Tom Williams returning to the club on a permanent basis.
The 30-year-old impressed while on loan with the Us earlier this season, scoring once in nine appearances.
Since then the Cyprus international has been released by Bristol City and remains a free agent, but Ward told skysports.com that he no longer needs to bring in a left-back with youngster Ben Coker in fine form.
"I had the chance to bring him here permanently when his contract ran out at Bristol City while he was here, but we've put a young lad in at left-back called Ben Coker and he is doing a great job," Ward said.
"We won't be going back in for Tom because Ben is a young lad that we brought out of non-league and we will stick with him.
"He has had a tough introduction to the first-team here in the last three or four weeks, but he has coped well."
The Us are currently six points adrift of the play-off places after back-to-back 1-0 away defeats and with the League One play-off final set to be played at Old Trafford this season Ward insists it will be just as special as any Wembley showpiece.
"We all like Wembley and it has that worldwide fame to it, but so has Old Trafford and clubs or players at our level don't get the chance to play there too often either.
"That is still a huge lift for any club to get into the final because the occasion in itself is important and they are both magnificent venues.
"Whether it is at Wembley, which I have been lucky to have been to before, or Old Trafford, I'm sure it will be another great occasion.
"Any manager will tell you that they would love to lead out their side at Old Trafford because it is a fantastic venue to play football, so for me it isn't a problem.
"The real difficulty is getting your side into the play-off final, but once you do get there the reward is something special."