Colchester have confirmed that Jeffrey Monakana has extended his loan stay from Preston until early December.
Manager Simon Grayson admitted missed chances in the first 15 minutes cost Preston in their 2-0 home defeat to Crewe.
Bradden Inman and Byron Moore struck in either half as Crewe beat Preston 2-0 to halt the hosts' unbeaten home record.
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra at Deepdale.
Simon Grayson insists promotion was always Preston's priority this season after their 2-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Oldham.
James Wesolowski scored for the first time in 22 months to help Oldham beat Preston 2-0 and reach the northern area quarter-finals of the JPT.
Team news for Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash between Preston North End and Oldham Athletic at Deepdale.
Preston boss Simon Grayson refused to blame at goalkeeper Declan Rudd after his two errors handed Peterborough a 2-0 victory.