LUKE Gambin insists it is only a matter of time before Colchester United’s attackers find their rhythm in front of goal.

The U’s have struggled for goals so far this season and have failed to score in their last two League Two matches.

Colchester have managed just six goals in their opening eight league games - but Gambin is confident that tally will soon significantly improve.

Gambin said: “We’ve got a lot of quality in the team coming from everywhere.

“We all just need to find that kind of rhythm and gel a bit more.

“We can all individually create stuff but it’s about the final end product and creating it as a team.

“We’ve been working on that – I’m sure once we get one or two more will follow. "We’re due to beat someone by more than one, two or three goals.

“Once we do that, we’ll get the confidence and get into our groove.

“I know we’ve got it because you see it every day in training and the quality of the individuals in this team.

“We’ve been training all week on forward play and I feel like we’ve got a real rhythm, once we get going.”

Gambin will be hoping to help Colchester get back to winning ways tomorrow night when they travel to play second-placed Swindon Town.

The 26-year-old was one of a number of players to join the U’s this summer, having arrived on a free transfer from Luton Town.

“We have to go again and pick ourselves up,” said Gambin, who began his career at Barnet.

“We’ve got a game on Tuesday and a game on Saturday, so we’ll go again.

“It’s a new team and we’ve got new faces.

“I feel like we’re gelling slowly but I think we’ll get there.

“We were disappointed to lose at Forest Green.

“We altered our shape a bit tactically, which helped us.

“It was easier in the second half for us to hunt in packs and win the ball back.

“We played some good stuff when we had the ball but in the first half, we were quite direct and didn’t play as much.

“We needed a bit of a reaction as I felt we showed them a bit too much respect.

“We know it was going to be a tough game but I felt we could have got in their faces a bit more.”

Gambin returned to Colchester’s starting line-up in their 1-0 defeat at Forest Green Rovers, last weekend.

He missed the U’s two previous games after playing for Malta in their two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Norway and Romania.

Gambin added: “I was really happy to play but unhappy about the result.

“I’m just glad to be back in the team and playing (against Forest Green) was good.

“We’ve got a lot of good players and I was happy to start, like every week.”