COLCHESTER United have enjoyed a solid start to the new League Two season.

The U's sit just a point off the play-off places, following back-to-back wins against top-half opponents in the past few days.

Colchester followed up their 1-0 win over Forest Green Rovers last week with a 2-1 triumph over Harrogate Town, on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Callum Harriott and Ben Stevenson sealed them their third league win of the season, despite Jon Stead's consolation goal.

And with a twinkle in his eye, former U's striker Clinton Morrison has attributed Colchester's good form to the arrival of his pal Hayden Mullins as assistant manager.

Morrison, who spent two seasons at Colchester between 2012 and 2014 making 71 league and cup appearances and scoring four goals, came up through the academy ranks to senior level at Crystal Palace with Mullins.

The pair spent five years together at Selhurst Park at first-team level - and Morrison was quick to acknowledge his former team-mate and friend's contribution as U's number two.

Speaking as a guest on Quest's EFL on Quest show, he said: "The reason Colchester are doing well is because my mate has gone in there as assistant manager, Hayden Mullins - I thought I'd get that in there!"

Colchester will be hoping to follow up their back-to-back wins with another positive result, tomorrow night.

The U's head to League Two leaders Newport County, kick-off 7pm.