Colchester United could have two new names on the team-sheet at West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.

And, according to sources from South Wales, one of those will be Cardiff City's Chris Barker.

U's supremo Geraint Williams has been working round the clock to try and bring fresh talent into a squad which is already starting to feel the pinch of injury and suspension.

The Layer Road side will be without George Elokobi due to suspension, and Bluebirds left-back Barker is expected to replace the Cameroon-born youngster tomorrow.

There are doubts over the fitness of Pat Baldwin, who suffered a sickness bug recently, and also Johnnie Jackson, who injured his groin in training on Thursday.