As one of their leading appearance-makers this season, Craig Eastmond has established himself as a mainstay in Joe Dunne’s side.

And the former Arsenal youngster believes being a regular part of Colchester United’s starting line-up is helping him to become a more consistent player.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a three-page preview of the U's home game with Preston North End this weekend, see Friday's Daily Gazette.