Colchester United boss John Ward has recalled Tom Bender from his loan spell at Accrington Stanley.
The 19-year-old defender joined Stanley in August but was restricted by injury and only made four appearances at the Crown Ground. Bender suffered severe concussion while playing for Stanley against Tranmere in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy match in early October.
Ward told Colchester's official website: "We've recalled Tom to get him back to fitness and play games for us."
Bender has made just a single league appearance for Colchester to date, as a late substitute in the 2-0 win over Hartlepool in September 2009.