Chambers joins Colchester on loan

Leo Chambers has joined the U's on an initial one-month loan
West Ham United defender Leo Chambers has joined Sky Bet League One side Colchester United on an initial one-month loan.

The England youth international has been in good form for the Development Squad this term making 11 appearances, forming an impressive partnership with Reece Oxford.

The 20-year-old, who can play as a right-back or in the centre of defence, will be joining up with fellow Hammer Elliot Lee and as the pair aim to lift the U’s off the bottom of League One.

Having signed for Kevin Keen’s side, Chambers will wear the No32 and could feature for the U’s in this weekend’s home tie with Shewsbury.

Alongside Lee, the defender joins Reece Burke and Josh Cullen (both Bradford City), Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United), Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic), Jaanai Gordon (Sligo Rovers), Kyle Knoyle (Dundee United), Sam Westley (VVV Venlo), Tim Brown (Chelmsford City) and Clarke Bogard (Tilbury FC) gaining first team experience on loan.