Abo Eisa feels Colchester United’s display at Northampton Town shows that he has made the right choice in coming to the U’s on loan from Shrewsbury Town.

The 23-year-old forward joined the U’s until the end of the season on the penultimate day of the January transfer window and made an instant impact for his new team.

He stepped off the bench at half-time against the Cobblers and was on the scoresheet within five minutes of making his debut as he scored the second of Colchester’s four goals.

Eisa also played a part in the build-up to Kane Vincent-Young’s strike – Colchester’s third on the day – and he believes the style of play means it is a good fit for him.

He said: “It felt quick after coming on and I was pleased to score so soon.

“Debut goals are always nice to get and I’m just looking to kick on from this now.

“That’s what I’m here to do – to score goals.

“I just want time on the pitch while I’m here.

“Colchester like to play football on the floor, it’s not just long ball and that suits me.

“It’s good counter-attacking play like we showed at Northampton and I love to play on the counter-attack.

“I’m delighted to be with the club and everyone has been very welcoming.

“The goal for us is the top seven, but we have to keep our focus on one game at a time.

“It’s important not to get ahead of ourselves.

“Cheltenham is the next game and we will look for three points against them.”

Eisa’s debut strike shows he has an eye for goal in League Two and it is clearly a family trait.

His elder brother – Mohamed – hit 23 goals for Cheltenham Town in League Two last year before securing a £1.5 million move to Championship side Bristol City in the summer.

And Abo sees himself in a similar mould to his sibling.

“My brother loves scoring goals but then so do I,” he said.

“I’m sure I’m going to be getting more as I see myself more as a scorer than a creator.

“Both my brother and I are scorers.

“We can create but our main focus is to score goals.”