COLCHESTER United have extended George Moncur's loan period with the club.

Moncur has spent the entire pre-season on loan at the U's but a fresh loan deal keeps the West Ham midfielder at the Weston Homes Community Stadium until January 2015, subject to ratification by the relevant authorities.

After coming through the West Ham Academy he has made a couple of appearances for the first team.

The 20-year-old has also had two loan spells at AFC Wimbledon and Partick Thistle.

U's manager Joe Dunne said: “He’s a player I’ve tracked for a while.

“He has a famous background because of his name but you have to dig a bit deeper and what a player is really like.

“My trademark is finding those players and finding the right moment for them."