Mansfield look set to be without injured captain Krystian Pearce for the visit of Colchester.
The 29-year-old aggravated a groin problem during the win at Walsall so Matt Preston is expected to come into the team.
Fellow defender Hayden White has been resting up the leg he broke earlier this year which has been causing him pain. He is close to a return but Saturday’s match will come too soon.
Stags midfielder Jacob Mellis (hamstring) will be available after training all week following an injury.
Colchester, who will play Manchester United at Old Trafford in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, could be without top scorer Luke Norris.
The six-goal forward was forced off against Crawley on Tuesday night with a groin problem and a late decision will be made about his inclusion.
Should Norris miss out, it leaves the Us short of attacking options with Theo Robinson currently serving a three-match ban.
Colchester boss John McGreal is unlikely to make many changes as he seeks a third straight win in all competitions.