The arrivals of Abo Eisa, Ben Stevenson and Callum Roberts in January have helped to fire the U's back into the promotion race.

The Gazette's Colchester United reporter Jon Waldron admits it is a tough job to keep a lid on expectations after thumping back to back wins...but he says anything less than a play-off place would be a disappointing end to the season.

In this week's Colchester Podcast, Jon and Ipswich Town reporter Matt Plummer also talk to head of content Dom Bowers about:

  • Whether it's time to 'throw in the kids' and write the season off at Portman Road.
  • Why Abo Eisa reminds Jon of former loanee Jacob Murphy
  • Who their favourite goalkeepers are in the wake of Gordan Banks's death
  • Why Paul Lambert's derby day fracas might have been a deliberate ploy to get his side going

To listen to last week's podcast click here or go to iTunes.