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Greg Tansey could return to the Stevenage starting line-up.

The midfielder had missed two matches after suffering bruised ribs but returned as a late substitute in Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat by Scunthorpe.

Winger Filipe Morais could also be added to the squad if he can shake off the knock which kept him out in midweek, but defender Jon Ashton remains sidelined by an Achilles injury.

Boss Gary Smith could make further changes after his side's losing streak was extended to five matches.

Sam Hoskins, Marcus Haber, Miguel Comminges and Lee Hills are among the players pushing for recalls while Andy Iro could make his Boro debut after recently returning from a loan spell with Barnet.

Colchester are confident defender Bradley Garmston will be fit for the trip to Stevenage.

The on-loan left-back was forced off late on in Tuesday's welcome 2-0 victory over Yeovil due to muscle soreness, bringing an end to an impressive display which helped record the club's first win in three attempts.

Boss Joe Dunne told the U's official website: "I think it was just a case of him using parts of his body that he hasn't used to that extent for a while.

"The intensity of first-team games is very different to the Under-21 games he had played before, but he should be fine."

Captain Kem Izzet enjoyed 65 minutes upon his long-awaited return from an ankle injury for the club's Under-21 side at Ipswich on Monday night and could possibly make the bench.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C
Coventry v Peterboro
Crewe v Sheff Utd
Doncaster v MK Dons
Gillingham v Crawley
Oldham v Bradford
Port Vale v Leyton Or
Preston v Fleetwood
Scunthrpe v Notts Co
Swindon v Colchester

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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