David Wright has insisted that Colchester United’s players are not panicking about their precarious position in the League One table.

But the experienced U’s midfielder admitted that they need to start picking up results as quickly as possible, if they are to ease the threat of relegation.

Colchester lie just three points above the bottom four, following their 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Notts County on Saturday.

Wright was part of the U’s squad that avoided relegation on the final day of last season.

And the former Ipswich Town utility man believes that experience can stand them in good stead, this time around.

Wright said: “It’s not like we’re panicking because we know that we have the quality.

“But we’re down there and in amongst it now and we need to be big enough and brave enough to realise that."

For five pages of coverage of Colchester United's game at Notts County, see Monday's Daily Gazette.