Colchester take Stockley on loan
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old joins the Layer Road club on a month's loan after falling out of favour with the Kassam Stadium outfit this season.
The former Barnet player (pictured) will be available for The U's match against Division Two high-flyers Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
On the loan signing of Stockley, Colchester boss Steve Whitton told the club's official website: "Sam is an out and out wingback and I've brought him in to provide some balance to the side.
"Kem Izzet has done a good job but he's not a natural wingback.
"We need to get more balls in the box and Sam's attacking mind will help us with that.
"He's not had the best of times at Oxford and his confidence is a bit low at the moment.
"But I know from my own experiences as a player that when someone comes in and shows an interest in you, it boosts you.
"He's been a bit of a target for the boo boys at Oxford, but this is a fresh start for him and a good opportunity."
Meanwhile, Colchester have extended the contract of goalkeeper Richard McKinney for the rest of the season.
The 23-year-old has played in all five of The U's league matches this season and has already recorded two clean sheets in those five matches with the Essex-based club.