HARRY Pell believes Colchester United have developed into a more resilient force during their long unbeaten league run.

But the U's have drawn five of their last six matches and Pell admits they need to be turning those results into wins.

Colchester have not lost in 14 matches in League Two, with their last defeat coming against Morecambe last October.

John McGreal's side are now residing in the top seven and the midfielder says their good form is partly down to them having a more resilient streak.

Pell said: “We’re a very good team and we’ve proven that.

“We’ve proven that we can be consistent and we’re also showing that when we don’t play well, we’re not rolling over and losing games of football.

“That’s going to put us in good stead but I’m really looking forward to the next few games coming.

“It’s 14 unbeaten and we move on to Exeter, on Saturday.

“That record is terrific but we’d like to turn some of those draws into wins.

“This league is so unforgiving; you draw a couple and you find yourself dropping down the table, even if you’ve been very consistent.

“We need to score goals and win games of football, in order to get promoted.”

Colchester head to Exeter City this weekend, on the back of a 0-0 draw with fellow promotion candidates Bradford City.

Pell admits the mood in the home changing room was a little low in the aftermath of the draw – but insists they were the better team on the night.

“It was a really good, tough, hard game to play in and we wipe its face,” said the former Cheltenham Town promotion winner.

“It was a bit dull in the changing room afterwards and the staff have come in and tried to lift the players, almost.

“If we bring our game out, more often than not we will win games of football at this level.

“Bradford are a very, very good team.

“They came with their game plan and we executed ours in the first half terrifically.

“We played some really good stuff in the first half and I felt a momentum, going into the second half.

“We took our foot off the gas a little bit in the second half but I think we probably created the best chances.

“We probably didn’t create enough to say that we should have won the game but I thought on the day, we were the better team.”