Cheltenham will be without top scorer Luke Varney for their League Two clash against Colchester.
Varney, 37, who has scored six times this season, underwent a knee operation on Monday and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
Gavin Reilly (foot) and Sean Long (hamstring) both face late fitness tests to determine whether they will be available.
Josh Debayo and Tahvon Campbell have returned to training, but will not be ready to return from their respective knocks.
Colchester manager John McGreal has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the trip to Cheltenham.
Winger Paris Cowan-Hall could make his first appearance since September after he trained with the squad this week.
Cowan-Hall, who joined the U’s from Wycombe in the summer, has been sidelined for almost two months with a calf injury.
Callum Harriott, Brandon Comley and Luke Gambin have all returned from international duty and are available for selection.