JOHN McGreal has labelled Colchester United's game with Leyton Orient this weekend as their biggest home match of the season.

The U's will be looking to follow up their impressive 3-0 midweek triumph at Swindon Town with another win, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Colchester can move into the League Two play-off places with a win on Saturday, against an O's side who have picked up just one point in their last three games.

However, McGreal insists the U's will have to be at their best to claim three points.

McGreal, speaking at his pre-match press conference at Florence Park this lunchtime, said: “This is a big game for us – it’s probably our biggest home game of the season.

“It'll be in front of six or seven thousand and we know that we’re going to need a good team and a good squad, to win a game of football.

“Leyton Orient are going to be a tough nut to crack – it’ll be a big crowd and they’ll bring a big following, too.

“They’re a very good team – make no bones about it.

“They ran away with it last season and they’ve carried that on a little bit this season.

"We’ll have to be on our money again to try and get the points and it’s all geared up for a great game of football."

Colchester are also gearing up for their sell-out Carabao Cup third-round home clash with Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur, next Tuesday night.

However, boss McGreal insists his players are completely focused on their game against Orient - and insists he has not yet given serious thought to taking on Mauricio Pochettino's side.

“Everyone knows that the Tottenham game is coming up but the boys all know about the importance of the Leyton Orient game," added McGreal.

“They’re a huge club at this level and they’ll come with a big following.

“We’ve got our eyes firmly attached on the Leyton Orient game.

“You just have to go and do the job and try and beat a very good Leyton Orient team – then we’ll start thinking about the Tottenham game.

“I haven’t seriously thought about Tottenham – I can honestly tell you that.

“We have a much bigger league game to think about against Leyton Orient.

“The Tottenham game will bring its worries and problems, about how you deal with certain players and with one of the top managers in the Premier League, if not the world.

“That will all come on Sunday and Monday, in a way and that will bring its own fears and anxiousness."

Colchester have no fresh injury worries ahead of the Leyton Orient clash.

But Harry Pell (Achilles) and Callum Harriott (quad) remain sidelined.