Colchester striker Steven Gillespie is hoping his first league goal of the season will boost his starting line-up chances.
Gillespie came off the bench to earn his side a draw against Scunthorpe at the weekend.
He told the Colchester Daily Gazette: "It was satisfying to get my first league goal and it's nice that we were able to come away with a point.
"I want to be starting games and hopefully the goal will put my case forward more.
"Hopefully, that goal will stand me in good stead for the next few games."