John Coleman praised the attitude of two-goal Sean McConville after a well-earned victory for Accrington at Bristol Rovers.
Bristol Rovers could hand debuts to strikers Stefan Payne and Alex Jakubiak in the Sky Bet League One match against Accrington.
Connor Ripley will spend the season on loan at Accrington after the Sky Bet League One club made a late deadline-day swoop for the Middlesbrough goalkeeper.
Accrington begin life in League One with a new striker on their books after securing the permanent signing ofOffrande Zanzala from Derby.
Colchester will hand late fitness tests to Brennan Dickenson and Tom Lapslie before selecting their team to host League Two leaders Accrington.
Mansfield will be without the suspended Krystian Pearce for Friday's League Two visit of Accrington.
Accrington boss John Coleman was thrilled to see his side leapfrog Luton and reach the League Two summit with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Kenilworth Road.