AFTER a potential banana skin against previous basement boys Stevenage, Colchester United head to another team languishing at the foot of the League Two table when they visit Morecambe tomorrow.

The Lancastrians have slithered into the wooden spoon position by virtue of goal difference and will be desperately keen to halt their slide against the U's.

Derek Adams' men have managed just four victories all term and their current run stands at one win in eight outings.

That was their 2-1 success at home to Newport County just before Christmas.

But aside from their much-needed festive boost, it's been an arduous few weeks and the most recent setback was last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Bradford City.

Aramide Oteh's late goal condemned them to another defeat and left them rooted at the bottom of the table, leapfrogged by Stevenage after their goalless draw against the U's.

After a sluggish start to the season, Morecambe appeared to get their campaign up and running when they won at Macclesfield Town in late August.

But it proved a false dawn and a dozen matches - league and cup - elapsed before, ironically, winning at Colchester in October.

Cole Stockton hit the second-half winner that afternoon and the U's, understandably, will be desperate for revenge as they strive to kick-start their own promotion push, after the back-to-back draws against Exeter City, Crawley Town and Stevenage.

If John McGreal's men needed any extra inspiration, they should cast their minds back to last season's corresponding match at the Globe Arena, in October 2018.

Courtney Senior's winner on the stroke of half-time handed them a much-needed 1-0 victory on the Lancashire coast.