Crawley defender David Sesay misses the visit of Colchester as he serves a one-match suspension after accruing five bookings this season.
Striker Bez Lubala and defender Josh Docherty look set to keep their places after returning to the side for last week’s defeat at Forest Green Rovers.
Joe McNerney, Ashley Nadesan and George Francomb are all doubtful having missed last week through injury.
Forward Ollie Palmer is sidelined with a stress fracture, although midfielder Gyliano Van Velzen has returned to full fitness after a brief substitute appearance last week.
Colchester duo Kwame Poku and Brendan Wiredu are major doubts after both sustained knee injuries in the midweek Leasing.com Trophy tie against Tottenham Under-21s.
Head coach John McGreal made eight changes for that game and defender Ryan Clampin is back in contention after coming through 90 minutes having been out injured since mid-September.
Forward Paris Cowan-Hall is also doubtful after missing last weekend with an injury.
Winger Callum Harriott’s thigh problem is taking longer to recover from than first thought.