COLCHESTER United will check on the fitness of midfielder Brendan Wiredu ahead of this weekend’s home clash with Salford City.

The former Charlton Athletic youngster, who has been in impressive form for the U’s since joining them on a permanent basis in the January transfer window, highlighted the injury in a training session at Florence Park this morning.

Colchester interim head coach Hayden Mullins said: “Brendan went down today in training, early on in the session.

“He had a bit of a knock and has been carrying something.”

It would be a blow for Colchester to be missing Wiredu, on Saturday.

The 21-year-old has produced some excellent performances and has started the U’s last 16 matches, in League Two.

Colchester could have attacking duo Courtney Senior and Jevani Brown back for their game against Salford.

The pair missed the U’s 1-0 defeat at Cheltenham Town, last weekend.

Senior missed training earlier this week with a bug but returned to the fray today.

Kwame Poku also returned to training today, having been sidelined with a hip injury.

The 19-year-old attacker, who made his international debut for Ghaha has not featured for Colchester since their defeat at Harrogate Town, on March 9.

Mullins said: “KP had his first full session (on Thursday), so we’ll see how it goes.

“If he comes through tomorrow (Friday) he’ll be in contention.

“When he came back, he had a bit of a problem with his hip, so he’d been missing for ten days or so.”

Meanwhile, interim head coach Mullins admits results elsewhere made for a ‘rollercoaster’ of emotions, on Tuesday night.

Grimsby Town looked on course to gain ground on Colchester near the foot of the table when they led 2-1 at Exeter City with only minutes to go, only to lose 3-2 and suffer relegation to the National League.

Mullins said: “It was a bit of a rollercoaster on Tuesday night, it was up and down.

“I was out – I was watching my son play in the evening, so I didn’t really want to look at anything until it had all finished.

“I saw someone was sent off and Grimsby went 2-1 up and then eventually lost.

“It was obviously good for us, with the hard work that we’ve put in to get one team out of the way but we just have to take care of ourselves.”