Last Updated: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:32
Clinton Morrison starts a three-match suspension as Colchester play host to high-flying Stevenage.
The experienced striker saw red late on in Tuesday night's 2-1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Northampton and now misses the games against second-placed Boro, next Saturday's home clash against Carlisle and the subsequent trip to Leyton Orient.
Morrison was recalled to manager Joe Dunne's starting XI as one of seven changes for the cup encounter.
And Dunne is set to return to his strongest XI against Boro, meaning Michael Rose, Brian Wilson, Tom Eastman, Jabo Ibehre, Craig Eastmond, Gavin Massey and Sanchez Watt all come back into contention.
The U's will be looking to get back on track having lost their last two games after a positive start to life under Dunne's stewardship.
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