Kem Izzet and David Perkins return to the Colchester squad for the FA Cup trip to Swansea.
Izzet is fit again after missing the last two matches through illness and fellow midfielder Perkins returns from suspension.
But defenders Marc Tierney (virus), Magnus Okuonghae and Brian Wilson (both ankle) are still on the sidelines along with long-term absentees John-Joe O'Toole and Morten Knudsen (both knee).
Striker David Mooney has extended his loan spell from Reading until the end of the season and will be involved but Liam Henderson was recalled by his parent club Watford and has since joined Aldershot.
Rookie defender Ben Coker, who has been on the bench for the last three games, is cup-tied after his loan spell with Chelmsford earlier this season.