COLCHESTER United’s exciting winger Courtney Senior is destined to have a ‘big career in the game’.

That's the view of John McGreal but the U's head coach admits the skilful attacker still needs to find more consistency in his game, as he continues to catch the eye.

Senior, 22, produced a dazzling performance against Spurs in Colchester’s memorable Carabao Cup upset, last week.

And after coming on as a half-time substitute at Macclesfield Town last weekend, the Silkmen’s head coach Daryl McMahon labelled the former Brentford youngster as ‘definitely Colchester’s best player’.

But while McGreal acknowledges Senior has a big future, the U’s boss also wants to see his forward shine on a more regular basis.

McGreal said: “Courtney has shown throughout the years how quick he is.

“We want to see it often and more, too because sometimes he’ll beat a defender and want to beat him again.

“He’s getting a bit of a reputation and they’re starting to double up on him whereas the other night against Tottenham, it was one versus one at times and he was able to show the pace.

“We need to see more of that – he needs to get that consistency with the performances he’s had in big games.

“We now need it to see it home and away, in division two.

“We know he has the numbers in him and that he’ll have a big career in the game but he still needs to find that consistency.”

Meanwhile, McGreal believes defender Omar Sowunmi can be pleased with his performance on his league debut for Colchester.

The towering centre-back made his League Two bow for the U's in their 1-1 draw at Macclesfield Town, last weekend.

McGreal said: “Apart from that one mistake at the very beginning, I thought Omar was very sound and dominant in the air.

"He had a good change of pace as well so he can be pleased with that."

McGreal was pleased with the attacking input Tom Eastman provided at Macclesfield, after the defender provided the all-important assist for Theo Robinson's equaliser just before half-time.

Eastman played as a right-sided centre-back for the U's at Moss Rose, after they switched to three at the back.

McGreal added: “When we do play that three, Tom does become a full-back or wing-back as such and I felt that he could be an outlet.

“You could see that Macclesfield had to adjust but he was still able to get through right on half-time to get the ball across for Theo.

“It’s a lovely finish and it’s a striker’s instinct goal getting across the front man and knocking it in at the front post."