COLCHESTER United have today recalled goalkeeper Bailey Vose from his loan spell.

And U's boss John McGreal admits he has a decision to make on who starts in goal for their crucial meeting with MK Dons on Saturday.

Vose, who joined Colchester from Brighton and Hove Albion last summer, has been on loan at National League South outfit Dartford since last October.

But the 20-year-old has been recalled by the U's ahead of the Dons clash, following Dillon Barnes' three-match suspension and Rene Gilmartin's knee injury.

Vose is yet to make a first-team appearance for Colchester but is in the running to start their game against the Dons, along with Ethan Ross who made his senior debut for the U's as a second-half substitute at Yeovil Town on Easter Monday, following Barnes' red card.

And boss McGreal has not ruled out the possibility of Gilmartin featuring, despite the former Watford keeper recently being sidelined by a knee injury.

“We’ll have to wait and see," said McGreal, who was speaking at the club's pre-match press call at Florence Park this lunchtime.

“Different things change and it’s all hands to the deck – that’s what we’re looking for especially when you have injuries and suspensions.

“We’ll have to see what the next 48 hours bring.

“We have a decision to be made because of Dillon’s suspension.

“Bailey has come back and he’s had a lot of game time so there’s a little food for thought."

Colchester will check on the fitness of left-back Kane Vincent-Young for the crucial Dons clash, which the U's need to win in their bid to make the League Two play-offs.

The former Spurs youngster missed the U's 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town with an abdominal injury and is yet to train, this week.

Colchester will definitely will be without Barnes, Harry Pell, Luke Prosser and Brandon Comley for the Dons game.

McGreal added: “We’ve had injuries and suspensions – injuries to big players which has been happening over a number of weeks.

“We have our way of playing and whoever comes in, they can fit into it whether it’s a three or a four we’ve got our way of playing.

“They know their roles and responsibilities and it’s not too dissimilar to other times in the season when we’ve lost bodies."