RYAN Jackson says Colchester United can approach their sell-out clash with Tottenham Hotspur with confidence after racking up back-to-back league wins.

The U’s are preparing to host Spurs at the JobServe Community Stadium tomorrow night, in the Carabao Cup third round.

Jackson, who was on target for Colchester in their 2-1 victory over Leyton Orient, says they can go out and enjoy the experience of taking on last season’s Champions League finalists.

Jackson said: “It’s a good opportunity and the boys know that this doesn’t come around often.

“We just want to go out and try and enjoy it but still remain professional and get something from the game.

“I’m hearing it’s going to be a sell-out so hopefully the crowd will be buzzing and everyone enjoys the game – hopefully we can get a result.

“It’s football and everyone has a chance of winning – it’s just whether you take it or not.

“Obviously they’re good opposition but hopefully we can approach it with confidence and you never know what’s going to happen.

“The most important thing was to get back-to-back wins after a good result at Swindon and we did that (against Orient).

“We’ve got our own aims in this league and we want to get as high up as possible, so it was important to get the three points.

“I don’t think the table reflects how good a team we are but it’s still early days."

Jackson has already had experience of playing against Spurs at the same stage of the League Cup, after facing them back in 2016.

The 29-year-old was part of the Gillingham side managed by the late Justin Edinburgh that lost 5-0 at White Hart Lane, in the third-round tie.

The Spurs side that night featured the likes of Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks and Erik Lamela, all of whom could feature for Mauricio Pochettino’s side tomorrow night.

“It was a good experience going to White Hart Lane and playing against top players,” said Jackson, who started his career at AFC Wimbledon.

“It was a shame about the result as we lost 5-0 but you can’t beat that experience.

“During your career, you’re maybe not going to get the chances to play against top players.

“It’s one for everyone to show what they can do and hopefully make it a good game.”

Jackson bagged his first goal of the season in the win over Orient, scoring with a long-range strike.

The former Newport County and Macclesfield defender has revealed his hard work paid off, as he had been practising his shooting prior to the game.

The right-back added: “I’ve been trying to work on my shooting and I was happy to get a goal.

“I think I hit one against Walsall with my left foot and it’s something I’ve been working on, so I’m delighted that it’s paid off.

“I think it’s my fourth goal here and it’s up there with my best career goals."