Crewe Alexandra pair James Jones and Ryan Wintle are set to ramp-up their comeback from injury this afternoon as the Under 23’s take on Colchester United.
Lewis Reilly is also set to return for the trip to Essex after a few weeks out.
Dave Richards continues to skipper the side as Alex Morris looks to build on last week’s 1-0 victory over Birmingham City.
First Team Manager Dave Artell said: “Ryan Wintle is there, James Jones is there, Lewis Reilly is there after his ankle injury recently.
“We’ll see how they all get on today. We’ll see how, if anyone gets a knock, they react in the next 24 hours, and we’ll assess everyone after the game this afternoon.
“We’ll make plans for all eventualities going into tomorrow night.”