Captain Kyle Storer knows Cheltenham Town must start firing in the league to reward improved performances – and insists every player in the team must now be accountable.
Storer was twice denied at Newport County on Tuesday night with a second half header cleared off the line before a late point blank save from Joe Day denied him deep into injury time.
The midfielder could not hide his frustration - for both the team and supporters who braved wet and windy conditions - after the narrow defeat in South Wales.
But he believes the Robins must take heart from the brand of football they have produced in recent weeks and look to bounce back in the right manner against Colchester.
“It’s frustrating and similar to Saturday (against Yeovil), although we got a point then,” he said. “I felt we dominated the game and have not got our just rewards.
“We’ve got to keep going and I’m sure we will put it right. We can’t dwell on it.
“Last season we weren’t playing so well in a similar position; but you can see we are playing some good stuff this year and the final third needs brushing up on.
“That is all of us, not just the strikers. Your midfielders need to create and score chances if your striker is having an off day, you need to chip in.
“You see midfielder getting goals all over the country every week, wingers getting goals, defenders from set plays. It’s not just the strikers and we all have to play our part.
“We have to take the positives, work hard on what didn’t go so well against Newport. We’ve got to keep plugging away and football is a funny old game; one result on Saturday and I'm sure we will be looking up that table.”