COLCHESTER United defender Luke Prosser feels tonight’s home game against Coventry City could put a whole new perspective on the U’s point on the road at Carlisle on Saturday.

Despite taking a point from their trip to the Cumbrians to extend their unbeaten League Two run to four games, there was disappointment for the U’s that it wasn’t all three.

They had led thanks to Courtney Senior’s second goal in three games and looked on course for back-to-back wins and clean sheets until Jamie Devitt slammed home a tremendous free-kick on 79 minutes to rescue a point for the hosts.

Colchester were gutted to be pegged back as they had created numerous chances during the game and then hit the post and had one cleared off the line after conceding.

So it was a frustrated U’s side that made the long trip back from Cumbria, but Prosser said the perspective could be changed by a positive result against the Sky Blues at home tonight.

He said: “We struggled away from home last year, but this year we are disappointed to come away with draws.

“Port Vale was similar to Carlisle where we just couldn’t manage to hold on, but we go again and there are a lot of positives to take into Tuesday.

“We had about 18 shots during the game and while we only managed to put one of them into the back of the net is disappointing, it’s definitely stuff we can build on.

“Getting points away from home and then winning your home games makes sure you are there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

“So we’ll look for three points against Coventry.

“We can build on this draw.

“You take a point away from home, make sure you win your home games and that’s two points a game average and you’ll definitely be up there.

“Win on Tuesday and this looks like a great point.

“We didn’t go to Carlisle to play for a draw.

“We went one-nil up, but just unfortunately we couldn’t get the second goal.

“Even after they scored, we hit the post and had a couple go across the face of their goal so we still went for it.

“We weren’t just happy to take a point away from home and we tried to be positive.

“There are still a lot of points to play for.

“We win on Tuesday and this looks like a great point.”

Prosser was making only his second start of the season at Carlisle after recovering from a long-term knee problem and said that he was having no ill effects from a punishing schedule of games.

In fact he was welcoming the chance to keep building his fitness.

He added: “The knee is good.

“I’ve played a few games now as I had a reserve game last Monday, then at Carlisle on Saturday and another on Tuesday.

“So they are coming think and fast but that is what I need as there aren’t that many games left.

“I want to play games and I’ll be fine with Saturday-Tuesday as I’m getting fitter with every game.”