Colchester United manager John Ward has praised goalkeeper Mark Cousins for bouncing back from his early-season jitters.
Cousins was at fault for two Darren Bent goals in the recent Carling Cup defeat at Sunderland and let in a late equaliser against Carlisle last week.
But the 23-year-old was back to his best as Colchester secured a 1-0 win at Walsall on Saturday.
"I was really pleased with Mark," said Ward.
"He was desperately unhappy to concede a late goal against Carlisle. But all credit to him, he has kept a clean sheet. He is mentally tough."