JOHN McGreal has challenged his Colchester United side to register back-to-back wins today and ramp up their League Two play-off push.

The U’s head into their home game with Oldham Athletic aiming to back up their 1-0 triumph at Cambridge United.

The victory ended a three-match losing run and left Colchester a point off the top seven, with six games to go.

The U’s have not managed successive wins since the start of February and boss McGreal is keen to see them build some momentum, heading into the final run-in.

McGreal said: “It’s about trying to string results together now – that’s the thought process and that’s what we’re thinking of this week.

“We want a little bit more of that now, especially at home.

“I’m sure every manager in this division will be trying to get a couple of wins and a bit of momentum, because games are running out.

“But it’s about what we do and we want to go back to back now, after a couple of disappointing results.

“We’ve known for weeks that it’s a tough run-in for us.

“We knew we were playing all of the teams in and around the play-offs and the likes of Forest Green, Exeter and Tranmere have all come to us to try and win games of football.

“I think that’s how clubs are seeing it at the moment, that if you get a couple of wins who knows where it’ll take you.

“There’s no points tally in mind – we’ve got Oldham on Saturday and we’ll try and win that game.

“That’s what we’ve always tried to do.

“We’ve tried to do little things in house but as we keep moving forward and give different challenges to the team and individuals.

“It’s been that long haul but we’ve got the last six games that we all want to try and get what we need to try and get to where we want to be.

“Apart from the top two, it’s to choose from a few and we just have to look after ourselves.”