Paddy McCourt grabbed the all-important winner as Notts County claimed a crucial 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Colchester.
Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Colchester United and Notts County at Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Colchester manager Tony Humes felt there was not much difference between the two sides despite a 2-0 defeat against Doncaster.
Doncaster climbed back into the play-off places with a comfortable 2-0 home win over relegation-threatened Colchester.
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Doncaster Rovers and Colchester United at Keepmoat Stadium.
Colchester have signed defender Karleigh Osborne on loan from League One rivals Bristol City until the end of the season.
On-loan Ipswich right-back Elliott Hewitt has extended his stay at Colchester by a further month.
Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill bemoaned his side's sluggish start after they were beaten 3-2 at struggling Colchester.