Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope will monitor the fitness of four of his players ahead of the visit of Colchester.

Leading scorer Chris Lines and striker Jo Kuffour's chances of returning are rated as 50-50 as they continue to struggle with a gashed knee and a calf wound respectively.

Central defender Danny Coles returned to training on Thursday after recovering from a knee injury and the former Bristol City is expected to return to the starting line-up.

Fellow defender Byron Anthony jarred his knee in training on Monday but Trollope is hopeful that he will be fit to face Aidy Boothroyd's side.

On-loan goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen has recovered from illness and is likely to be recalled at the expense of Rhys Evans.

But Wayne Brown (ankle) is still receiving treatment at parent club Fulham and he will not feature.

Colchester are set to be be boosted by the return of captain Magnus Okuonghae.

Okuonghae missed the win over Oldham last weekend with a shoulder injury and would have been ruled out of the postponed visit of Brentford on Tuesday.

However, the extra rest has allowed the defender time to recover and he is set to return to the starting line-up.

Striker Kayode Odejayi is also likely to be available after missing out against Oldham with an injury he picked up in the win over Yeovil.

Defender Paul Reid has been out for a month with a calf problem but is pushing for a recall.

Fellow defender Lee Beevers, who recently recovered from a long-term shoulder injury, has picked up a knee problem and will miss out.

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