MK Dons boss Karl Robinson will again be short of numbers ahead of the visit of in-form Colchester.
Robinson was without four first-team players for the midweek defeat to Charlton and is set to name the same squad against an unbeaten United side.
On-loan QPR forward Angelo Balanta has a hamstring injury and he will again miss out, while central defender Sean O'Hanlon is out with a knock.
Striker Sam Baldock is out with an ankle injury and midfielder Stephen Gleeson rounds out the injury list as he continues to struggle with a back muscle problem.
Last season's top scorer Jermaine Easter is hoping to earn a recall after coming off the bench at The Valley as Robinson's men look to bounce back from consecutive away defeats.