COLCHESTER United’s players are in ‘high spirits’ ahead of their trip to play struggling Morecambe today.

That’s the view of U’s boss John McGreal, who says their 11-match unbeaten run in League Two has left them in confident mood.

Colchester make the long trip up to the Globe Arena knowing that a win can lift them back into the play-off positions - and to within a point of the top three.

McGreal said: “It’s a great run that the club is on, there’s no question about it.

“It’s a ratio of two points per game – we feel as though we are progressing and we want to continue that.

“The boys are in really good form and we’ll go to Morecambe with high spirits.

“We’re on a good run and I think it’s the longest unbeaten league run the club has had for over ten years, I’ve been told.

“We want to continue that and maintain that and that will go hand in hand with what we want to achieve, this year.”

Morecambe are currently rooted to the bottom of the table with only four league wins to their name so far this season – but U’s boss McGreal will certainly not be taking the Shrimps lightly.

“It’s going to be a tight game – they’re scrapping for points and so are we,” he said.

“Morecambe have always been tricky opponents, even when Jim (Bentley) was in charge.

“They beat us at home last time when they were near the bottom and they always tend to get away from that area.

“There are fine margins in this division and they’ll be looking to improve again on their home form, where they’ve been good of late.

“We know that it’s going to be a difficult task but we won there last year and we’re hoping to do the same again.

“It’s a long trip but we all have to do them whatever club you’re at and you have to prep right because if you don’t, you get your pockets felt.

“A new management team has gone in there and steadied the ship and they’re going to be a tough team to try and beat.

“We won’t prep for it any differently, whether it’s Swindon at the top of the league or Stevenage or Morecambe because it is fine margins at this level.”

Colchester are set to be without Cohen Bramall, Omar Sowunmi, Courtney Senior and Paris Cowan-Hall for the game at Morecambe due to injury.