HAYDEN Mullins has urged his Colchester United players not to leave anything to chance tomorrow as they bid to confirm their League Two status.

The U’s host in-form Salford City at the JobServe Community Stadium this weekend, knowing a point will guarantee their Football League place for another season.

Colchester lie six points above the relegation zone with two games to go but boast a far superior goal difference to Essex rivals Southend United, who are now the only team that can catch them following Grimsby Town’s midweek relegation.

And U’s interim head coach Mullins wants his team to be as positive as possible, in their final home game of the campaign.

Mullins said: “The message to the players is the same and that is to be professional to the end.

“We’ll approach it like the games that we’ve approached before, with a plan, a set-up and how we want to approach things.

“We want to take care of what we can control and we want to win the game – it’s as simple as that.

“We’re at home and we want to attack them and be positive.

“We’re not just going to come here and enjoy the next two games.

“We’re going to come here and work, do it right and do it as well as we can.

“We don’t want to leave anything to chance – we know if we get a result on Saturday then we’re safe but it’s about us putting in the performance to get the result and not going out there relaxed and not getting the result we want.

“We’ve really had to focus the players, in terms of what we want from them.

“It’s not over and there are bits that we’re working on that we want to see come out in the game.

“We want to keep pushing right until the end of the season.

“It’s hard sometimes to focus the players’ minds, especially after what has gone on but it’s our job and it’s what we’re trying to do."

Mullins has picked the same team for each of Colchester's last three matches, which have produced six points.

But the U's were beaten at Cheltenham Town last weekend and the U's interim boss says he is yet to decide on his starting line-up for the Salford game.

Brendan Wiredu is a doubt for the match after flagging up an injury in training yesterday.

He added: “Having the continuity of a settled team is good but it’s also good to mix it up and let the fringe players or the players who haven’t been involved know that they are still in and around it.

“It can be easy to name the same side and I don’t know yet; we’re not nailed down on it or anything – it’s dependent on a few things really."