Kane Vincent-Young insists he still has a lot to prove – despite his flying start to the season.

The 21-year-old’s enterprising performances at wing-back for Colchester United have been earning rave reviews in League Two.

Vincent-Young has impressed on both sides of the pitch for the U’s and scored his first-ever senior goal in their 5-1 rout of Forest Green Rovers, last month.

He almost added to that tally against Chesterfield earlier this week with an effort that clattered the woodwork.

Vincent-Young’s impressive performances led to Colchester head coach John McGreal describing him as one of the best full-backs in the division two along with team-mate Ryan Jackson – but the former Spurs youngster admits he has a lot to do.

Vincent-Young said: “It’s a nice compliment but it’s still early doors and I still have a lot to prove and I just take it game by game.

“It’s been a very positive start to the season for me and I’m just grateful to be playing.

“All I can do is my best in the time that I’m on the pitch, so so far, so good.

“I’m really enjoying training at the moment and going out and trying and give my all on matchday.

“I’m still learning but it’s definitely helped playing under different managers here who have different styles.

“I would like to play higher one day but you have to take it a game at a time.

“You can’t think too far into the future without going into the Saturday and focusing on that.”

Vincent-Young filled the left wing-back role for Colchester in their 1-1 draw with Chesterfield, on Tuesday night.

The young defender, who has made 45 appearances for the U’s since making his debut for them back in August 2015, says he is comfortable playing on either flank.

He said: “It doesn’t really matter to me whether I play on right or the left.

“When you’re playing as a wing-back and you’re in the final third, it’s very similar.

“It might even be an advantage playing on the left, because you can come inside on your right foot.

“It felt much more comfortable playing on the left than I thought it would.

“I’ve played there before but it just felt natural, which is nice.”

Vincent-Young says he has enjoyed working with fellow wing-back Ryan Jackson this season, despite the pair often battling it out for the same position.

Jackson has impressed since arriving on a free transfer from Gillingham in the summer and Vincent-Young says he has enjoyed learning from his more experienced team-mate.

“Jacko is flying and we bounce off each other really well,” said Vincent-Young.

“It’s nice for both of us to be on the pitch.

“He’s a few years older than and played a lot of games so he’s someone I can learn from and take tips from him.”

Vincent-Young will be aiming to try and help Colchester secure their first away win of the season tomorrow.

The U’s travel to Cheltenham Town looking to end a run of three successive defeats on the road.

Vincent-Young added: “We’re very strong at home and believe that we can beat anyone that we face.

“We’re just trying to replicate that away and I think as soon as we do it once the results will come after that.

“You can’t ignore it but it’s something we’re working on and once we get that first win, I’m sure the points will come no problem.”