COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal felt his side got back to what they do best following their superb 3-0 win at Swindon Town.

Theo Robinson's brace and Tom Eastman's opener sealed the U's a fantastic away victory at the high-flying Robins.

Colchester had not scored in two matches prior to their win at the County Ground, prompting McGreal to shake up his starting line-up and make five changes.

Robinson, Kwame Poku, Brendan Wiredu, Brandon Comley and Cohen Bramall all returned to the U's side, as they claimed a fine win.

McGreal said: "We needed to get ourselves more goals.

"We should be scoring in the second half (at Forest Green) which we didn't and we needed to freshen things up and see what other boys can do.

"I looked back at the last couple of games where we hadn't scored and I just felt it was time for us to get back to what we're about - pace and a bit of width.

"The players who missed out like Luke (Norris), Ben (Stevenson) and Paris (Cowan-Hall) haven't done anything wrong but it's just the numbers that we carry at the minute.

"You throw down a bit of a gauntlet and they've picked the baton up and ran with it.

"You can pick out anyone from that performance, because we've beaten a top, top team and we've got a great result.

"The next question will be can they carry on and we'll soon know that when they come back in on Thursday.

"I have to give (Swindon Town) boss Richie (Wellens) an unbelievable amount of credit.

"From what we've watched here this evening, they're the best team in this division.

"We gave them the respect with how we've come - we didn't sit in and we felt as though we had to go with a high press.

"Had we sat in continuously, they'd have picked us apart.

"The two boys up top gave us the platform - we had experience up top and experience in the back four, plus the youthfulness and the fearlessness of the midfield four to go and open things up, which worked well.

"It's our ninth or tenth game and we're a work in progress.

"you look at the amount of bodies that we've lost in the summer with the players we've lost and we've brought in the under-23s."