Colchester defender John White has given manager John Ward a selection dilemma ahead of their next fixture.
White, a first-team regular last season, has slipped behind Brian Wilson in the pecking order for the right-back slot this term.
But after Wilson suffered an injury early on during last weekend's draw again Plymouth, White stepped in with a fine display to give Ward food for thought.
"It's important to have players like that in the squad," said Ward.
"John played near enough the full game last week and showed he was ready to play and it's great credit to him.
"When Brian comes back that will give me another decision to make."