STANLEY boss John Coleman is hopeful that strike pair Billy Kee and Offrande Zanzala will be fit for Saturday's FA Cup first round clash with Colchester.

Both frontmen limped out of the League One draw with Coventry City last weekend and neither featured in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy success over West Brom's U21s.

But the Reds boss is cautiously optimistic the duo can take their place in the line-up against League Two side Colchester.

On Kee, Coleman said: "We are still monitoring him, it was bad challenge on Saturday that went unpunished and we will see how he is.

"I am sure if Billy can put one foot in front of the other he will be playing.

"Ossie took a knock in the build-up to Jordan Clark's chance on Saturday.

"We are hopeful on them."

Meanwhile the Reds may also be without one or more of their loan players with Coleman waiting on clearance from parent clubs as to who can feature.

Stanley have seven loanees on their books and can only name five in a matchday squad.

Goalkeeper Connor Ripley, defenders Nick Anderton and Michael Ihiekwe and midfielder Dan Barlaser have been regulars in the starting XI in recent weeks, while strikers Connor Hall and Luke Charman featured in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night, as did defender Matty Platt.

On the prospect of some of his loan players missing out on fear of being cup-tied, Coleman said: "There are one or two issues over the loan players as to whether they are allowed to play. We should find out Friday morning at the latest."