Stevenage will have to check on the fitness of captain Scott Cuthbert ahead of Colchester’s visit in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.
He suffered a hamstring strain in the warm-up against Northampton and missed the 1-0 loss, with Chris Stokes replacing him.
Stokes returned after a lengthy absence through illness, but impressed and could keep his spot in the starting XI at Broadhall Way.
Tyler Denton missed the clash with Northampton after picking up a knock at Plymouth last weekend and is expected to be unavailable again.
Colchester skipper Luke Prosser returned from a knee injury to start Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Crawley and should remain in the team for the trip to Hertfordshire.
It was a welcome boost for U’s boss John McGreal, who has a number of players out with injury problems.
Cohen Bramall (ankle), Courtney Senior (groin), Paris Cowan-Hall (Achilles) and Tom Lapslie (suspension) were absent for the New Year’s Day clash.
Defender Omar Sowunmi was also unavailable after suffering a knock in Sunday’s fixture with Exeter and will most likely not recover in time to face struggling Stevenage.