Colchester defender Ryan Jackson misses the visit of Macclesfield through suspension.
Colchester boss John McGreal was left frustrated once again as his side could only draw for the fourth successive game.
Morecambe moved off the foot of the League Two table after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Colchester at the Globe Arena.
Struggling Morecambe could have a very different look about them when they take on Colchester.
Stevenage boss Graham Westley poured praise on his battling side after they survived an early Tom Soares red card to hold promotion-chasing Colchester to a goalless draw at the Lamex Stadium.
Battling 10-man Stevenage held promotion-chasing Colchester United to a 0-0 draw at the Lamex Stadium.
Stevenage will have to check on the fitness of captain Scott Cuthbert ahead of Colchester’s visit in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.
Colchester head coach John McGreal could not hide his frustration after the 1-1 draw with Crawley.
Promotion-chasing Colchester were held to a 1-1 draw by Crawley after a battling encounter in Essex.
Colchester are badly depleted for the visit of Crawley.
John McGreal was “proud as punch” of his Colchester players following their entertaining 2-2 draw with fellow promotion-hopefuls Exeter.