Helan braced for Shrews bow
Jeremy Helan is firmly in contention for his debut as Shrewsbury play host to Colchester.
The France Under-19 international winger arrived on a month-long loan deal from Manchester City on Thursday and is set to be involved as Shrews chase a much-needed victory to drag themselves away from the bottom four.
Five-goal leading scorer Marvin Morgan serves the second game of his two-match suspension following his red card at Portsmouth last weekend.
The striker missed Tuesday's 3-1 home defeat to Yeovil, which was described by Shrews manager Graham Turner as "probably the most inept performance since I've been at the club".
Changes are likely as a result, with Mark Wright, Rob Purdie, Jon Taylor, Aaron Wildig, Tom Bradshaw, Michael Hector and Joe Jacobson all in the frame along with new signing Helan.