BRENDAN Wiredu says Colchester United must build on their impressive display at Bolton Wanderers when they host Barrow tomorrow in a crucial basement battle.

The U’s head into their game at the JobServe Community Stadium against the Bluebirds with their visitors sitting just one point and one place above them, in the League Two table.

Hayden Mullins’ side, who are five points above the relegation zone with seven games remaining, go into the game on the back of an excellent 0-0 draw at high-flying Bolton Wanderers, on Good Friday.

And midfielder Wiredu admits they must show similar battling qualities against Barrow, as they look to pull themselves away from danger.

Wiredu said: “We don’t want to put too much pressure on the game – everyone knows what game it is.

“We just want to go out there and play the game we’re playing.

“If we play like we did at Bolton, I don’t think anyone in the league can come near us.

“We’ve got the players and it’s just about being consistent and taking the performance into Monday.

“The run we’ve been on has taken its toll on us – that’s fact and everyone can see it.

“But we’ve shown against one of best teams in the division that we can go toe to toe with them at their own place and if we play like that at home, I’ve got no doubt that we’ll win.

“We all know what we’re capable of to get out of this and we all want to be in League Two, next season.

“Everyone knows that and we don’t want to go down, so we’re doing our best to stay up.

“As a whole group, we’re confident.

“I know the results haven’t gone our way but we’re confident that if we play the way we did (at Bolton), we’ll be fine.

“It’s just about building on the performance and then going into the Barrow game, attacking them, playing our way and hopefully getting the three points.”

Mullins takes charge of his first home game as Colchester boss tomorrow, having succeeded Wayne Brown as interim head coach last week.

The former West Ham favourite had previously worked as the U’s assistant manager, after arriving at the club, last September.

“We enjoyed it under Wayne but obviously he’s gone now, so we’re working with Hayden,” said Wiredu, who has started Colchester’s last 11 games.

“We’re going to give him the same that we gave to Wayne.

“We’re all in this together and if he does well, we do well and if we do well, he does.

“I’ve spoken to Paul (Tisdale) – he knows the game and he’s a good addition.

“Any help that we can get right now, we’ll take it.

“I think we’ve got a good backroom behind us to stay up.”

Wiredu played in a more advanced position for Colchester in their goal-less draw at Bolton.

The 21-year-old took up a role just behind front man Frank Nouble at the University of Bolton Stadium and says he relished the experience.

Wiredu added: “I enjoy everywhere that I play.

“I like being on the pitch, I like giving my all, I put my foot in – any role that the gaffer wants me to play, I’ll play it.

“I followed the gaffer’s instructions to a tee but also I need to realise the moments in a game where I can push on.

“We were happy with the point but I thought in the second half, we were the better team and we could have got all three points.

“I think that shows where we are as a group right now – we’re sticking together, fighting together and we’re getting the performances right.

“It’s just that the results haven’t been coming our way but they will come.

“As a whole, as a collective I thought we were excellent.

“We know that we’re in a fight and we went out there against a good Bolton team who haven’t lost for a while and made their place our own.”