COLCHESTER United have turned their fortunes around on their travels, this season.

So much so, that they now boast the best away record in English football's top four divisions.

The U's thrilling 3-2 triumph at Barrow saw them claim their second victory on their travels this season, already doubling last season's away tally.

Hayden Mullins' side have collected eight points on the road so far, with two wins and two draws.

Colchester have already netted six times on their travels, already half the total number of away goals they scored in League Two in the whole of last season.

The U's had the worst away record in the fourth tier last season, mustering only one win and scoring the fewest number of goals in the whole of the division and collecting 14 points on the road in total in 23 away games.

Now their away form has been transformed, so much so that they currently boast a better away record than the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Mullins said: "We've got a good record away from home.

"I said that to the boys before the (Barrow) game.

"We're a good side away from home - we've got a lot of knowhow but what we've also shown is that we have a lot of weapons.

"I changed the team (at Barrow) - against Sutton, it was going to be a different side.

"I made a few changes and I think the boys showed their experience and character.

"I've got a really good squad and I'm happy with it.

"There are some really bright players and there are some players who played against Gillingham who were really unlucky to be left out.

"Crawley is a different game and we'll have a look at that and weigh things up."


Colchester are unbeaten in their last four games, in League Two.

As they prepare to host Crawley Town at the JobServe Community Stadium this weekend, boss Mullins says morale is high.

He said: "It shows that we can do it and the character that we have in the changing room is fantastic.

"The noise in there before the game and afterwards was first class.

"We've just got to build on it now and use this momentum.

"The training ground feels like a really good place at the moment.

"We'll use this feeling and hopefully, try and build on it."

Meanwhile, Mullins has praised 17-year-old Junior Tchamadeu following his contribution off the bench, at Barrow.

The teenage defender impressed after coming off the bench late on in the 3-2 win for his first league appearance of the season.

Mullins added: "He's got real energy and I think he did the job really well.

"He's a strong boy for his young age and he's a very good player.

"He's got a bright future."