Colchester must do without forward Mikael Mandron through suspension for the Sky Bet League Two visit of Wycombe.
On-loan Charlton striker Brandon Hanlan could come in for his first start, while Cameron James is expected to retain his place in defence as Frankie Kent has been sidelined by a knee problem.
Midfielder Craig Slater is hopeful of soon shaking off a troublesome hip injury, while Doug Loft (calf), Kyel Reid (hip), Tariq Issa (abductor muscle) and Kurtis Guthrie (ankle) all continue their rehabilitation.
Winger Courtney Senior, midfielder Brennan Dickenson and defender Luke Prosser are recovering from respective knee problems.
Wycombe will give late fitness tests to Dominic Gape and Adebayo Akinfenwa.
Midfielder Gape (foot) and striker Akinfenwa (thigh) are injury doubts after being brought off during last Saturday's home defeat to Luton.
Forward Scott Kashket is a long-term absentee with a pelvic problem, while midfielder Sam Saunders and strikers Nathan Tyson and Paris Cowan-Hall are pushing for starts.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth, who is celebrating five years in charge of the Chairboys this weekend, has no other selection concerns.