COHEN Bramall insists he is not bothered by transfer rumours linking him away from Colchester United.

The 23-year-old has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move to Championship club Wigan Athletic, prior to the transfer window closing tonight.

Bramall has caught the eye with his impressive performances for the U’s in League Two, this season.

But the former Arsenal youngster says all he is focused on is securing three points for promotion-chasing Colchester when they play Cambridge United, this weekend.

Bramall said: “The only thing I’m thinking of is staying healthy, playing, learning my trade and getting three points - that’s all I care about.

“These rumours don’t really bother me.

“My home is here right now and my focus is three points.

“Playing a lot at Colchester has helped me become a better player all round and a better person.

“It’s just been a great experience.”

Bramall has made a rapid recovery after suffering an ankle injury in Colchester’s 2-2 draw with Exeter City, on December 29.

The defender was diagnosed with a Grade Three complete rupture, amid fears he could be sidelined for more than two months.

However, Bramall returned after less than four weeks on the sidelines and says it is good to be back.

“Is it a bonus to be back now? 100 per cent,” admitted the former Birmingham City loanee.

“I thought it was going to be longer.

“It’s gone quickly; I’m healthy and it feels great to be back.

“At the time it happened, I thought I could play on for a bit longer to see how it was but in the end, the pain was just a bit overwhelming so I had to come off.

“It came back as a Grade Three complete rupture which I did last year at Arsenal and was out for 14 weeks, with a few more niggles.

“With this one, it was eight to ten weeks so it was a bit quicker!

“My family have been telling me to keep my head and be mentally strong.

“It’s helped me through the process, getting back playing and wanting to play and win.

“The team and the staff here have been pushing me in the gym to get back fit and help the team and that’s really helped my recovery.

“The gym has been tough; we’ve just got two Wattbikes which are tough.

“They are 20, 30, 40-minute sessions at high-level pace but they’ve helped me massively, so I appreciate them getting the equipment because it’s helped me with my recovery a lot.”

Bramall is hoping to help Colchester extend their unbeaten league run to 17 matches when they travel to play Cambridge tomorrow.

The U’s are set to be backed by a large away following at the Abbey Stadium, as they aim to boost their automatic promotion hopes.

Bramall added: “It’ll be a great atmosphere.

“I think we’ll take quite a few fans there and that’ll help us a lot.

“We confident and we can’t wait for the game.”