Colchester United head coach John McGreal admits he faces decision time ahead of their home game against Cambridge United on Saturday.

The U’s head into the League Two clash at the JobServe Community Stadium in good form, having lost only once in the league all season and taken four points from a possible six in their last two away games.

McGreal will welcome back both skipper Luke Prosser and Brandon Comley to his squad, after they missed the 1-1 draw at Tranmere Rovers because of suspension and international duty respectively.

And the U’s boss admits that will give him choices to make, as his side look to secure a win and move into the top three.

McGreal said: “There are a couple of decisions to be made, especially after such a terrific performance last week.

“Whenever everyone’s fit and available, there is competition for places and the younger boys do back it up.

“We had an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old on the bench at Tranmere and a 20-year-old making his first league start.

“That’s what we’re about and we crave that competition for places.”

Colchester will check on the fitness of Brennan Dickenson ahead of the Cambridge game, after the winger was hampered by a hamstring problem over recent days.

“We had to take Brennan off last week because his hamstring tightened up,” said McGreal.

“We’ve been a little bit cautious with his training this week.

“He’s joined in but we haven’t really seen that explosiveness at the minute.

“We know we have to keep an eye on him because with a hamstring, you can be out for a long time.

“It’s been tight but he’s been able to get through the sessions.”

Ryan Clampin is a doubt for the Cambridge game while Tom Lapslie is still sidelined following knee surgery.

Lapslie was receive an update today on how he is progressing following the operation.