Accrington have completed the loan signing of rookie defender Tom Bender from Colchester.
The 18-year-old, who can play at left-back or centre-half, has penned a deal at the Crown Ground until the end of the season.
Bender made his Us debut aged 16 and has represented Wales at various youth levels.
He is eligible to play for Stanley in the FA Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
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