JOHN McGreal wants his Colchester United side to follow up their stunning win over Spurs with a positive result at Macclesfield Town this afternoon.

And the U's head coach has urged his players to avoid today's trip to Moss Rose becoming a case of 'after the Lord Mayor's Show'.

Colchester are still on a high, following their sensational Carabao Cup victory over Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, on Tuesday night.

The U's are in good form and are looking for a third straight League Two win, with boss McGreal keen for them to follow up their cup exploits in the right way.

McGreal said: “We’ve been here before this season – we had a great game with Palace and then had to go on a long trip to Oldham, where the boys put in a really good performance.

“We’re looking to replicate that.

“We know it’s going to be tough with the pitch and conditions and how they were last year and we know what they’re like, this year.

“But we don’t want it to be a case of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’.

“We’re going to have to be right on it because if we’re not we’ll get beat, because there are fine margins in League Two.

“We’ve been able to get good results and we want to keep that momentum building.

“We know that Macclesfield is going to be a tough place to go.

"We know that from last year and how they’ve been playing of late.

“Macclesfield have been unfortunate in games and we know it’s going to be tough.

“They have different personnel both on the management side and also players and we know it’s going to be a tough game."

McGreal says it is important Colchester's players are now fully focused on taking on Macclesfield - and the chance to move into the play-off places.

“For the players, the big thing now is for them to come down from the cloud (after the Spurs win)," said McGreal.

“For me and Steve (Ball), we’ll look at it again and look at the opposition and think about what we can take out it, in terms of seeing where they could pick one or two holes in us.

“That’s four cup games we’ve won this season and in the three years previous to that, we hadn’t won a cup match so it’s like waiting for a bus!

“It’s great and if you look at the reaction of the fans, it’s brilliant for the club and brilliant for the town."

Colchester will check on the fitness of right-back Ryan Jackson (hamstring) and winger Kwame Poku (calf), ahead of the Macclesfield game.

Theo Robinson and Brendan Wiredu are both available again after being cup-tied for the Spurs game.

However, Callum Harriott and Harry Pell are still sidelined due to injury.