Boss looking for team to be stronger.
Defensive drills are a regular part of the weekly routine, but have come in for particular attention this week.
They are yet to notch their first win of the season despite some positive performances, and the team's efforts at Florence Park this week have had a strong defensive focus.
The U's were left with no game due to Sheffield United's international commitments, which has presented the opportunity to reflect on the first month of the season for boss Tony Humes and his players.
Colchester United have a free weekend this Saturday - but the hard work hasn't stopped on the training ground this week.
"It is just little bits and pieces - we're not a million miles away - but there are areas we can do better in."
Tony made eight additions to his squad over the summer transfer window and he is confident that those fresh faces are guiding the team in the right direction as the season begins to take shape.
He added: " "There's no reason to panic just yet as w
"It is just the element of consistency that we are seeking. We saw the benefits of that last season and we can do that again.
I'm confident in the players that we have at the club. We've brought in experience and those players have shown they can do what is required in the past. e've got time to put it right, but we need to start doing it soon.
He said: "You look at the team structure and there's room to rotate or change within that.
Macauley Bonne has notched three goals in six games whilst leading the line in recent weeks and Tony is keen for his players to make the most of the benefits that the team's chosen formation offers.
Team shape and formation has also come under the microscope this week as the U's look for the formula that will give them the three points to kick start their campaign.
"You don't always have to go wide and get in behind when you have players in those areas and I thought we played well through the middle on Tuesday, but we have to get the final end product with it.