Kyel Reid could return to parent club Coventry City when his loan spell at Colchester United expires in January.

Reid has found himself out of John McGreal's starting line-up over recent games, with his last start for the U's in League Two coming in their 3-1 win over Crewe Alexandra on October 28.

The 30-year-old has been a substitute for Colchester's last four league games, managing a total of 14 minutes in that time.

Prior to that, Reid had been a regular in the Colchester side and in total, the experienced winger has made 14 appearances since arriving at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in August, scoring three times.

However, Coventry's attacking options have been hit after Jodi Jones suffered a serious knee injury, earlier this month.

And although Reid, who is out of contract with the Sky Blues at the end of the current season, cannot return to the Ricoh Arena until January, boss Mark Robins said they will consider all options when assessing their player's next move.

Robins said: “We can’t recall him. He’s due back in January.

“I haven’t thought about it at the moment because there’s nothing I can do but as we move on all things will be considered."

Colchester head coach McGreal stated this week that they will use their two-week fixture break as an opportunity to further assess their transfer options, ahead of the transfer window reopening in a few weeks time.

Reid is one of five loanees currently at the club, with Brandon Hanlan, Nicke Kabamba and Brandon Comley also seeing their temporary spells end in the New Year.

However, defender Ryan Inniss is on loan until the end of the season from Crystal Palace.