Colchester will monitor the fitness of Ben Stevenson ahead of the home clash with Bradford.
The midfielder took a blow to the ribs during Saturday’s 2-1 win against Macclesfield and was replaced by Brandon Comley on the hour.
Right-back Ryan Jackson is available after suspension, but new loan signing Tafari Moore impressed in his absence.
Courtney Senior is battling tonsillitis and unlikely to make the game, while Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe has been struggling with a bout of flu.
Bradford will be without striker James Vaughan for the trip after he was booked for the 10th time this season in the weekend draw with Scunthorpe.
Aramide Oteh missed that game after taking a knock against Crawley but boss Gary Bowyer expects the QPR loanee to be fit to replace Vaughan.
Fellow forward Clayton Donaldson is closing in on a return to action after a toe injury but this game comes too soon.
Goalkeeper Luke McGee made his debut against Scunthorpe after signing on loan from Portsmouth and he should keep his place as Richard O’Donnell remains sidelined.