COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal has provided an update on Ryan Jackson's fitness after he limped out of their win at Forest Green Rovers.

The U's right-back was forced off in the 75th minute in his side's 1-0 victory at The New Lawn, on Tuesday night.

Jackson was replaced by Brennan Dickenson and boss McGreal has revealed more about Jackson's level of fitness.

Colchester are without a game this weekend and are back in League Two action on Saturday week when they host Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town side, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

McGreal said: “It’s a hamstring with Ryan and one where we’ll have to assess it.

“We’re hoping that it’s not too much.

“Kane (Vincent-Young) has got a groin problem as well at this moment in time that he’s been nursing.

“We have one or two nursing a few muscle injuries at this moment in time, so the weekend break has come at the right time for a few of the boys."

Colchester were boosted by the return of skipper Luke Prosser, in midweek.

The U's club captain came back into the U's starting line-up at the expense of Ollie Kensdale, after missing the 1-1 draw with Exeter City last weekend due to a one-match suspension.

He said: “Having Luke back was brilliant, as well as Ollie did (against Exeter).

“It was the captain coming back into the team and he’s a man of men.

“You could see that with the way he’s marshalled it."

McGreal said he was pleased to see goalkeeper Dillon Barnes help Colchester keep a clean sheet at Forest Green.

It was the first time the U's have had a defensive shut-out since Barnes returned to the side earlier this month, following Rene Gilmartin's injury during the 1-0 defeat at League One side Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup.

“I’m really pleased for Dillon," said McGreal.

“He’s come back in and he nearly got his clean sheet against Exeter which he did deserve.

“He keeps working hard though and he got his clean sheet (against Forest Green), so credit to the back four and goalkeeper."