Duo missing for Saddlers
Walsall will be without Febian Brandy and Richard Taundry for their trip to struggling Colchester.
Forward Brandy, whose fine goal settled the reverse fixture 1-0 just before Christmas, serves a one-match suspension following his red card in last weekend's impressive 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Taundry, not included in Dean Smith's matchday 18, has picked up an ankle injury in training and also misses out against the U's, who have lost their last nine matches.
Brandy aside, boss Smith is set to keep faith with the same starting XI who disposed of the Cherries in style to put the Saddlers within five points of the play-off places.
There will be one further change in the dugout, however, after assistant manager Richard O'Kelly this week left Walsall to join Bristol City.