Colchester top scorer Sammie Szmodics is expected to return for the visit of Barnet after overcoming back spasms.
The 22-year-old 13-goal striker has not started any of the last four matches but is back in training.
Fellow forward Kurtis Guthrie is still missing with an injury.
On-loan QPR winger Olamide Shodipo is fully fit after a hamstring problem and could be in contention for his debut after being an unused substitute for last week's defeat at Crewe.
Barnet will check on the fitness of defender...