Colchester midfielder Andy Bond is set to miss the home clash with Notts County.
Bond had to go off at half-time during last Saturday's goalless draw against Oldham after suffering a knee injury.
Lloyd James came on to replace Bond and is in line to start against County.
Centre-half Pat Baldwin (foot) and winger Simon Hackney (back) remain doubts while left-back Marc Tierney is continuing his recovery from a dislocated shoulder.
Defender Morten Knudsen and midfielder John-Joe O'Toole are still missing with long-term knee injuries.
Boss John Ward may shake up his attack following three games without a goal so Ian Henderson, Liam Henderson, Kayode Odejayi and Steve Gillespie could all come into the frame.