Striker added to first team squad.U's: Parish, Barnes, Brindley, Olufemi, Vincent-Young, Shorey, Harney, Elokobi, Kent, Eastman, Edwards, Garvan, Lapslie, Moncur, Dunne, Ambrose, Massey, Wright, Bonne, Porter, Akinwande
Alex Gilbey serves the final game of his three match ban, whilst Matt Briggs, Alex Wynter, Sammie Szmodics and Marvin Sordell are all absent from the group that will be available for selection at Gigg Lane at the weekend.
Young midfielder Louis Dunne is also in the squad for the trip to Lancashire, with the U's keen to close the gap on the teams above them in the League One table.
Front man Femi Akinwande is rewarded for his recent form in the U's U21s with a call up to the senior squad for the first time since his move from Maldon & Tiptree earlier in the season.
Colchester United head to Bury looking to end their winless run on Saturday, and there's a fresh face in the first team squad.