COLCHESTER United boss John McGreal says they have been working hard on improving their end product in training this week.

The U’s drew a blank in their last League Two outing, a 0-0 draw with Walsall last weekend.

Speaking at this afternoon's pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to play Forest Green Rovers in League Two this weekend, head coach McGreal said they are determined to rediscover their clinical edge.

McGreal said: “I thought we defended quite well (against Walsall) but the attacking aspect wasn’t really as good as it has been, so there’s been a lot of work on that this week.

“We’ve been working hard on getting that end product.

“We want to improve on last Saturday (against Walsall) but we know that it’s going to be a tough task.

“Forest Green got a good win last week (against Cambridge United) and we know that it’ll be a tough game down there.

“We beat them at their place last year and they beat us at our place.

“Mark (Cooper) and Scott (Lindsey) have done a terrific job down there.

“We’ve got to know them particularly well and Mark has definitely got an identity and philosophy on how he wants to do things.

“Credit to him, because you can go off tact but he sticks to his principles of playing and you can see that.

“They just missed out in the play-offs last year and they are in and around it again this year.

“We’re just off top six ourselves and have been on a good run of form, of late.”

Colchester head into the Forest Green clash on the back of a six-match unbeaten run, in all competitions.

“We want to keep our run going,” said McGreal.

“When we weren’t getting the rewards in the first weeks of the season, we kept our heads down, kept working hard and we got our rewards.”

Colchester were without a midweek game for the first time since the opening week of the season.

With Luke Gambin and Brandon Comley now both back from international duty and the likes of Omar Sowunmi and Cohen Bramall getting valuable minutes under their belt for the under-23s on Monday night, boss McGreal says it has been a productive week.

McGreal added: “It’s been a really manic time and sometimes, you need a little bit of a recovery yourself."