Scunthorpe will be without Levi Sutton for Colchester’s visit as he serves a one-match ban.
Sutton was sent off after picking up two yellow cards against Forest Green last time out and joins Matty Lund, who remains suspended, on the sidelines.
Paul Hurst could welcome back Yann Songo’o from a toe injury after he came through an under-23s game against Mansfield unscathed.
Jordan Hallam is edging closer to fitness but Regan Slater remains out.
Colchester boss John McGreal has no new injury concerns ahead of the trip.
Harry Pell scored a late winner against Salford last weekend as McGreal’s men extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches.
Tom Lapslie, Luke Gambin and Theo Robinson all came off the bench in that game and are vying for starting spots should the manager wish to shuffle his pack.
Long-term absentee Paris Cowan-Hall is still out.