Everton U21 coach Alan Stubbs is happy with the move.
He said: "It's a chance for Luke to go out and play some competitive games which will help his experience.
"His loan is for 28 days which means he has the opportunity to play five matches. Colchester play Bradford, Crawley, Bristol City, Wolves and Walsall in that time, four of which are in the top half of the table so it will be good for his development."
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