John McGreal: Colchester United ‘must keep focus’ after award
Colchester boss John McGreal says his side must not get carried away after rising from the relegation zone to just outside the play-off places.
The 44-year-old won League Two’s manager of the month award for December after four wins from five games.
“The run that we’ve been on, it’s only a small portion of the season. We can’t get carried away,” said McGreal.
“We’ve got loads and loads of work left. Our main job at the minute is to keep minds focused on the next game.”
The former Ipswich defender took his first job in management in the summer following Colchester’s relegation from League One.
The U’s struggled at the start of the campaign, including a winless run of 10 matches from September until mid-November, but have taken 19 points from the last 21.