COLCHESTER United recorded an impressive 2-1 win at Salford City, on Saturday afternoon.

But the fine away victory may have come at a cost, following injuries picked up by three of their key men at a rain-drenched Moor Lane.

Colchester had to dig in and battle hard to record three points on the road, a win that helped them move up to sixth in League Two.

However, goalscorer Callum Harriott was forced off with an Achilles injury after falling victim to a heavy challenge from Salford's Ibou Touray, with 19 minutes to go.

Touray was booked for the tackle but that was of little consolation to Harriott, who limped out of the ground and onto the U's team bus after the game as a result of the tackle.

Colchester head coach John McGreal said: “The lad has hit him hard.

“Callum got a nasty injury and he’s a little bit sore, at the minute.

“He’s been raked right down his Achilles and it’s through no fault of his that the injury time was added on.

“We’re nursing a few but we’ll have to get back into the building, to see where we are."

Right-back Ryan Jackson limped out of the action with five minutes of normal time remaining after picking up a hamstring injury and was replaced by Tom Eastman.

And in stoppage-time, striker Luke Norris picked up an ankle knock after Colchester had made all three of their substitutions.

Colchester will assess their injured players tomorrow and will be hoping that they will shake off the knocks in time for their vital game against fellow promotion hopefuls Cheltenham Town, next Saturday.