SOMETHING will have to give at Oldham Athletic tonight.

In terms of wins, it will be one of the worst home teams versus the worst away team in League Two, this season.

Victories are like gold dust when you’re battling at the bottom. They are a huge leg up towards safety and safety is all I am thinking about for the U’s at the moment. Nothing else matters.

I would like to think that the U’s can take the good parts from their draws against Bolton and Barrow, use them at Boundary Park and really go for it.

Oldham may have banged in a few goals on Monday but going there should hold no fears. The U’s have won on a good number of occasions at their place and three points would put massive pressure on our table neighbours for Saturday.

I appreciate that I talk about good parts to our football, fully aware that as is commonplace these days, I leave myself open to criticism of various forms.

Our dreadful winless run is there for all to see but you hopefully also saw how much it meant to the players when they conceded the late equaliser against Barrow, on Monday.

I thought that the U’s worked incredibly hard for the point at Bolton. It was a Tom Lapslie sort of a game and he played his part perfectly.

On Monday, I thought that they also delivered the right amount of work to take the 1-0 with Callum Harriott making a real difference, going forward.

Maybe a different referee would have allowed the goal from Brendan Wiredu when the keeper dropped the ball on his head? Sucker punches hurt and I am sure there will be one or two more before this season is out.

As always, the final piece of the jigsaw is us putting the ball in the back of the net. That falls under the control of players like Nouble, Brown and Senior at the moment. Callum will almost always be able to create and take his chances in my opinion.

On paper there are more goals in this team, and we will need them desperately over these next three crucial games.

Maybe those goals will come from a player I am really enjoying watching, Brendan Wiredu? He does seem to get in the right places at the right times.

For me, he is our best player at the moment. A box to box midfielder not afraid to attack the opposition penalty area.

There is something in his character too that impresses me. He was the first player to want a re-start after the Barrow equaliser and he collapsed with devastation at the final whistle.

If at the end of this painful season, fans are looking for one plus to take away, then the signing of this guy must be close to the top of their list.

Not knowing what the U’s contract future looks like for others, a midfield three next season of Brendan, Chilvers and Lapslie would be very hard to beat.

Six games to go, the next three games being crucial. Let’s get a positive outcome from Oldham and then turnover Walsall and Southend. That’s the plan anyway. Good luck everyone!

Colchester United Supporters Association chairman Jon Burns