Brandon Comley unavailable for Colchester’s clash with Crawley
Colchester will be without Brandon Comley for the Sky Bet League Two match against Crawley.
Midfielder Comley is away with Montserrat ahead of the CONCACAF Nations League home qualifier against Belize.
On-loan Wolves forward Aaron Collins put himself in the frame for a starting place with a goal in the Checkatrade Trophy win over Southend on Tuesday night.
Fit-again defender Frankie Kent was also on the scoresheet against the Shrimpers, so should be in the squad again following recovery from an ankle problem.
Crawley midfielder Reece Grego-Cox is away with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s.
On-loan Luton midfielder Luke Gambin, though, has stayed with the Reds rather than heading off for Malta’s Nations League games against Kosovo and Azerbaijan.
Defenders Bondz N’Gala and Mark Connolly both returned to the starting XI for last weekend’s win over Cambridge, while Joe Maguire and midfielder Mark Randall will also be hoping to retain their places.
Crawley club captain Jimmy Smith is sidelined for the rest of the season by a cruciate ligament injury.