FRANK Nouble believes Colchester United’s stunning win over Spurs can help further fuel their prospering League Two campaign.

The U’s are still on a high following their fantastic penalty shoot-out victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup third round.

Nouble helped John McGreal’s side dump their Premier League opponents out of the competition, after the game had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Now he wants the cup success to help them continue their improved form – starting with their trip to play Macclesfield Town this weekend.

Nouble said: “It’s momentum and we’ve kept the winning streak going.

“We started the season a bit slowly but we’ve picked up some good form.

“The main thing for us is the ‘P’ word – promotion.

“We’ll go into Saturday (against Macclesfield) and get grounded again.

“(The Spurs win) means everything - I thought we dug deep.

“Everyone to a man was brilliant and everyone gave their max effort.

“We showed a bit of our attacking threat and we didn’t want it to be all one-sided.

“We knew that they had great players on the pitch but at the same time, we wanted to show a little bit of our ability and I think we did that.”

Nouble was on target in the penalty shoot-out against Spurs, just as he was in the second-round victory at Crystal Palace.

“The Palace game with the fans was exciting but the South Stand (against Spurs) was just brilliant,” said the former West Ham youngster, who went home with Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez's shirt on Tuesday night.

“I knew we were going to win the shoot-out because we were shooting that end, so I was buzzing for them and buzzing for us.

“When the final whistle went, we were out on our feet – I think you could tell that with my penalty!

“It just got over the line.

“I normally go for the same routine but this time, I decided to go down the middle.

“No-one’s going to remember how it went in – it went in so I was delighted.”

Nouble said he was pleased for U’s home-grown midfielder Tom Lapslie, who slotted away what proved to be the winning penalty in the shoot-out against Spurs.

He sealed Colchester’s victory, after goalkeeper Dean Gerken had saved Christian Eriksen’s spot-kick earlier in the shoot-out.

Nouble added: “It was a sweet moment for Laps, who came through the academy.

“As he was taking it, I said to everyone let’s make sure we run to Gerks (Dean Gerken) first and then Laps but it didn’t work out like that.

“It was a great penalty by Laps.”