Colchester United U23s get their league season underway on Monday evening, as they host Birmingham City at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Wayne Brown's side will be aiming for a positive start to the new campaign and feature a number of new faces after a busy summer of recruitment.
Goalkeeper Dominic Kurasik and defenders Dan Jefferies and Callum Sturgess are all in the squad for Monday's match, but Sam Warde misses out this time.
The match will also see winger Courtney Senior make his first appearance at the Weston Homes Community Stadium as he continues his return to fitness after a year out of competitive action.
Season Ticket holders are able to gain free admission as part of their memberships (please ensure that your card has been activated prior to coming to the match).