Colchester have taken midfielder Rob Davies on trial from Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion.
Davies has made just one competitive appearance for Albion
The Wales Under-21 international, 19, was set to line up for the U's reserves in a midweek game against Northampton.
Davies made his Baggies debut as a late substitute in an FA Cup replay in January 2006, but has not played for Albion's first team since then.
He had a loan spell at Kidderminster earlier this season, during which he made four Conference appearances.