Gavin Massey insists Colchester United are not in a relegation battle – despite defeat at Leyton Orient drawing them closer to the League One drop-zone.

Only goal difference is keeping the U’s out of the bottom four, following their 2-1 defeat at Brisbane Road.

Joe Dunne’s side have now suffered three successive defeats but they were unfortunate to lose against the O’s, after pushing the joint leaders all the way.

For five pages of coverage on the U's game at Leyton Orient, see Monday's Daily Gazette.