ABO Eisa has set his sights on becoming a League Two promotion winner with Colchester United after linking up with them on loan.

The 23-year-old attacker has joined the U’s from League One outfit Shrewsbury Town until the end of the season – and is keen to help John McGreal’s side achieve success.

Eisa told the Gazette: “I have the same belief as the other players here and promotion is definitely the target.

“Colchester have been in the top seven for most of the season and they’ve won a lot of games.

“We have 16 games to go and if we can win the majority of those, I’m sure we can do it.

“I’m keen to help Colchester get back to winning ways and I’m sure that they have got good character within the squad, because of the position we’re in.”

Eisa will link up with his new Colchester team-mates this morning, ahead of this weekend’s trip to play Northampton Town.

The former Wealdstone youngster is keen to make an impact at his new club, having been limited to three Checkatrade Trophy starts for Shrewsbury this season.

Eisa was laid low by a knee injury which restricted his appearances for Salop, in the early part of the campaign.

“I’m very happy to sign - the club seems ambitious and they want to get promoted, so I’m excited for the challenge,” said Eisa, who has also played for Uxbridge and St Albans City.

“I know the kind of football that Colchester like to play and they’re an attacking team.

“As soon as I heard that they were interested in me joining on loan, I knew that it was right thing for me.

“It’s also close to home for me and where they are in the league was another big thing that attracted me.

“From a personal point of view, I’m looking to play as many games as possible, score as many goals as I can and help the team hopefully win promotion at the end of it.

“The knee injury happened at the start of the season and it was difficult, because I wanted to start the season well and grab my opportunities.

“But sometimes something like that can be a bit of a blessing in disguise, because it was my first injury and you learn a lot of things.

Eisa’s arrival at Colchester follows hot on the heels of him signing a new deal with Shrewsbury that ties him to them until the summer of 2020, with the option of a further year.

“There’s been a lot going on,” added the left-sided attacker, who was on the bench for the Shrews’ FA Cup clash with Premier League side Wolves last weekend.

“I had the FA Cup game against Wolves last weekend and also the contract situation at Shrewsbury before signing for Colchester, so it’s been a busy time.

“It’s always good as a player to know that you’re wanted by the manager – it puts you at ease and helps you focus.

“But for the next few months, I’m just going to think about Colchester and helping them win promotion.”