Crewe have signed Colchester midfielder Andy Bond on a month-long loan deal.
The former Alex Academy player goes straight into the squad for the trip to MK Dons.
Bond told www.crewealex.net: "I never thought I would have come back.
"But you never know what football brings and now I want to impress. It is important for me to be playing some games and to come back home is a nice thing too."