COLCHESTER United could leave it late before deciding on their starting line-up against Plymouth Argyle.

The U's host the Pilgrims in a big top-six clash in League Two at the JobServe Community Stadium, this afternoon.

Colchester boss John McGreal has confirmed that there are fitness concerns over 'one or two' of their players, ahead of the game.

McGreal said: “We’re still waiting on one or two and we'll leave that until the last minute.

“It’s been a good week, not having that midweek game just to rest up one or two with the niggles and using different surfaces, because of the wet pitches.

“We’ll be waiting for one or two to see what they’re like."

Loanee full-back Tafari Moore is unavailable to play against his parent club, while Paris Cowan-Hall remains sidelined.

Colchester will be looking to avenge their 1-0 defeat at Plymouth, last August.

Antoni Sarcevic's second-half strike proved the difference between the two sides, at Home Park.

McGreal said: “I thought we performed to a really good level down there and were unfortunate to come away with a defeat.

“We had a couple of half chances; they want to play football as Lowey (Ryan Lowe) did at Bury last year.

“A lot of things have happened since then and a lot of things have changed.

“We were bringing in new bodies and a lot of personnel had gone.

“We’ve had a settled squad since then and so have Plymouth and we’ve both been on good runs of late.

“Yes, we had that defeat (at Cambridge) but everyone gets beaten in this league, so it’s a great game to look forward to."

Ryan Lowe has led Plymouth to third place in League Two so far this season, in his first campaign in charge at Home Park.

“He’s been doing a great job – there’s no getting away from that," added McGreal.

“He’s got some good quality players throughout the team from the goalkeeper right the way through to the centre-forwards.

“He’s done particularly well as we did, so we know it’s going to be a tough game.

“Plymouth are a big club in this division; you only have to look at their following come Saturday.

“I’m sure there’ll be a load of Green Army coming across.

“It’s a bit of a distance for them as well so it should lend itself to being a great atmosphere.

“We want our fans to turn up too like they did against Swindon and make a real good occasion of it, as well."