Ben Williams is set to miss out again when Colchester host Swindon.
The Us' first-choice goalkeeper is still struggling with a back injury so Mark Cousins, who returned to the side for last week's 1-0 defeat by Hartlepool, will keep his place.
Defenders Magnus Okuonghae and Brian Wilson are close to being fit following ankle injuries but will not be risked just yet.
Norwegian defender Morten Knudsen, who signed for the Us last January but has still not made an appearance due to a knee injury, played for the reserves this week but he too will not be rushed into action.
Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole remains a long-term absentee as he recovers from the cruciate injury he suffered last season.