Colchester captain Kem Izzet should be fit for the FA Cup clash with Bradford.
The midfielder has been receiving treatment after taking a kick to the shin against Leyton Orient on Tuesday but is expected to be available.
But defender Magnus Okuonghae (ankle) and winger Anthony Wordsworth (hamstring) are rated doubtful.
Loanees Tommy Williams, David Mooney and Liam Henderson all have permission to play in the competition.
Striker Steven Gillespie remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury and John-Joe O'Toole and Morten Knudsen are long-term absentees with knee injuries and not expected back until the new year.
Lee Beevers, Ian Henderson, Pat Baldwin and Marc Tierney could be involved if boss John Ward opts to make changes.