Daniel Pappoe has today (Tuesday) joined Colchester United on loan until 12 January.

The Ghanaian central-defender has been a part of the Chelsea Academy since the age of 12, and makes his first loan move away from the club.

Pappoe was a key member of the 2010 FA Youth Cup-winning side, although he missed the final against Aston Villa due to injury.

Last season, he played in both the semi-finals and final of the NextGen Series in Italy. He also skippered Dermot Drummy's Under-21 side for the final five league games of the campaign.

He follows in the footsteps of Chelsea team-mates Sam Walker and Billy Clifford, who both spent the second half of last season on loan at the League One club.

You will be able to keep updated with his progress on this website.