IF anything is giving Colchester United defender Tom Eastman sleepless nights at the moment, it's not the prospect of the U's missing out on a place in the League Two play-offs.

With three games to go, the 25-year-old is upbeat that they can win all three games that he feels will be needed to secure a top-seven finish - starting with tomorrow's home game against Plymouth Argyle.

Instead it is his newborn daughter Millie who is more likely to stand between Eastman and a full night's sleep.

Tom and his wife Abby welcomed Millie into the world less than two weeks ago to cap a wonderful spell for the popular defender, who has returned sooner than expected from a serious ankle injury to play his part in the U's play-off chase.

And promotion back to League One would only add extra sweetness to an already rosy picture for him.

Eastman said: "Last Tuesday, we had our second child - a little girl this time, called Millie.

"It's been going well and now a promotion would cap it all as a perfect way to end the season.

"It would sum up a great couple of months for me."

Eastman thinks the U's may have to win all three of their remaining games to make it a reality, but he is confident that the team are up to the task.

He added: "Everyone here has worked so hard to get in there.

"We want to get this club back up into League One and now there ware only three games left so we can't let it stop now.

"I think we probably need to win all three.

"There are a lot of teams around us and I think it will have to be three.

"But I think all three are winnable.

"A couple of years ago, Brentford came here having already got promoted and we walloped them, so something like that would be good on Saturday to send us on our way.

"We then have Leyton Orient away and they haven't been doing too well and then it's Yeovil at home and another winnable game."