Colchester United land Gavin Massey loan deal
Colchester United have signed young Watford striker Gavin Massey on a month's loan.
The 19-year-old had spent the last three months at Yeovil, where he scored three times in 17 games.
Two of his Glovers goals came against the U's in a 2-2 draw at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in October.
"He's up to speed at this level. We've got a young guy with some pace and strength about him," Colchester boss John Ward told BBC Essex.
"Watford are very hopeful that he's a young man who is going to get into their first team.
"Once I knew I couldn't get the targets I was after - and this is nothing against Gavin but I was after two senior players and I got a 'no' on both of those on Monday - I moved for Gavin quickly."
The forward will be available for Saturday's League One encounter against Chesterfield, subject to the completion of paperwork.
The deal is a youth loan, which means Massey's stay could be extended beyond the 93-day limit of a short-term senior loan.
As it stands he will remain at the U's until the trip to Yeovil on 18 February.