COLCHESTER United will today assess the fitness of injured trio Tom Eastman, Shamal George and Brendan Wiredu ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Exeter City.

All three U's players are doubts for the League Two clash at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Long-serving defender Eastman limped out of Colchester's defeat at Stevenage on Saturday with an ankle injury.

He was replaced by club captain Tommy Smith for the final stages of the 1-0 reverse, at the Lamex Stadium.

Colchester head coach Hayden Mullins said: “I think he rolled it so we’ll assess that and see where we’re at with that."

Goalkeeper George was also forced out of the Stevenage game, after injuring his ribs in the incident that led to the hosts being awarded a penalty late in the first half.

George was able to resume after the break but the former Liverpool shot-stopper had to be replaced soon after the restart, with loanee Jake Turner replacing him between the sticks.

Meanwhile, midfielder Brendan Wiredu is also an injury concern for the Exeter game after missing the Stevenage clash with a knee problem.

Colchester will look to try and get the former Charlton Athletic player out on the training pitch today, in the hope he might be ready to feature against Exeter.

Mullins said: “We’ll assess Brendan and have a look on Monday and see if we can get him out on the training pitch.

“It was a miss for us – he’s a good influence in that midfield area and a real dominant boy.

“We’ll see how he is on Monday."

Colchester are already without Ryan Clampin and Gene Kennedy, who are both currently sidelined with knee injuries.

But experienced playmaker Alan Judge could return to the U's squad tomorrow night, after recovering from a calf problem that has kept him out for the last six weeks.