Colchester will add Kem Izzet to their squad for Saturday's League One visit of Bristol Rovers after he completed a one-match ban on Tuesday.
Midfielder David Fox will play despite an ongoing rib problem so defender Lee Beevers (shoulder), winger Ashley Vincent (ankle) and striker Scott Vernon (knee) are the only injury absentees.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd could make changes after his side stumbled to only their second defeat since he took charge in September.
Striker Steven Gillespie is pushing to start his first league game in nearly nine months following a spate of injuries.
Phil Ifil, Simon Hackney and Danny Batth are also hoping to be involved from the start.