Colchester V Plymouth at The Weston Homes Community Stadium : Match Preview

20 April 2017

Colchester to check on Tom Lapslie

Colchester midfielder Tom Lapslie will be assessed on a shoulder problem ahead of the visit of promoted Plymouth.

Veteran Doug Loft was drafted back in for a long-awaited return from Achilles and calf injuries in the draw at Morecambe on Easter Monday, so could retain his place as the U's chase a play-off place.

On-loan Huddersfield forward Rekeil Pyke is pressing for a recall, but Sammie Szmodics remains out as the midfielder continues to recover from a broken leg.

Leading scorer Kurtis Guthrie (ankle), midfielder Craig Slater (groin), defender Frankie Kent (ankle), forward Denny Johnstone (knee) and club captain Luke Prosser (knee) are all long-term absentees.

Plymouth welcome back defender Sonny Bradley as they seek to keep their title ambitions alive.

Bradley missed Monday's 6-1 Home Park thrashing of Newport - which secured Plymouth's promotion to League One - with a dead leg.

It was the first league game Bradley had missed since signing from Crawley last summer, and his place in central defence was taken by Jakub Sokolik.

Other than Bradley's return, boss Derek Adams could name the same side which hammered lowly Newport to move within three points of leaders Doncaster with three games remaining.