Colchester manager John McGreal is hopeful he will have three key players available for his side’s Sky Bet League Two clash against Cheltenham.
Callum Harriott (Achilles), Luke Norris (ankle) and Ryan Jackson (hamstring) were all forced off injured in the 2-1 victory at Salford City last weekend.
But McGreal believes the trio are in line to recover in time for the visit of the Robins.
New signing Miles Welch-Hayes, who joined from Macclesfield last week, could also be included in the squad.
Cheltenham boss Michael Duff has two injuries to contend with ahead of his side’s trip to Colchester.
Forward George Lloyd (hamstring) and goalkeeper Scott Flinders (leg) have both been ruled out of Saturday’s fixture.
Luke Varney will be pushing for a start after his second-half substitute appearance in the 2-1 win over Northampton on Tuesday night.
Fifth-placed Cheltenham head into the game on a four-match winning streak.