"Just another game" says interim boss Wayne Brown, as the U's prepare to take on direct rivals Port Vale at the JobServe Community Stadium.
After two encouraging performances at Salford City and Grimsby Town in the last couple of U's games, Wayne Brown's side will have the opportunity of taking points off a direct rival in Port Vale on Saturday afternoon.
The Valiants sit one place ahead of United in the table, albeit only thanks to a superior goal difference. Darrell Clarke's side pulled off a suprise win in the week when they beat promotion-chasing Newport County 2-1 at Vale Park, putting their points total at thirty-eight for the season.
But despite the closeness of the two sides in the league table, interim boss Wayne Brown says that it is just another game for his side going into the weekend.
"It is just another game, there's no more points available this weekend than there was in the previous games." - Wayne Brown
"Nothing changes. We have to try and see through the noise in the fact that everyone is building it up to be a six-pointer, but there's thirty-three points to play for.
"If we start overly worrying about one fixture that will make or break the season, it will be to the detriment of what we are trying to achieve and the mentality of the squad.
"We just want to go out there and concentrate on us, and do what we are good at, and if we do that then it will be good enough. We are treating it as another game of football that we need to win."
Watch the full interview with Wayne on iFollow Colchester United. Click HERE to view.
Watch the U's live in action against Port Vale with a £10 match pass from iFollow. Click HERE to get yours.