Preston striker Karl Hawley has joined League One outfit Colchester on a month-long loan deal.
Hawley, 27, has made just five substitute appearances in the Coca-Cola Championship for Alan Irvine's side this season and two starts in the Carling Cup.
North End defender Neal Trotman joined Colchester on a month's loan on Thursday.
Both players could make their Us debuts in this weekend's trip to Leicester.
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