THEO Robinson says his form for Colchester United is up with the best he has experienced in his career.

The 31-year-old striker has hit 12 goals for the U's since joining them on loan from their Essex rivals Southend United, last August.

Robinson is currently Colchester's leading scorer and if the League Two season is completed, is in line to beat his career-best tally of 16, achieved when he was at Hereford United (2007-08) and Huddersfield Town (2009-10).

Robinson said: "My form this season was up there with the best I’ve had.

"I’ve had similar runs with Derby, Huddersfield and Hereford when I was about 18.

"I think I finished the season with 16 goals and it was the same at Huddersfield.

"I was getting there again but what is happening right now is much bigger than football.

"Hopefully in the near future we can finish the season off and I can get back to scoring as many goals as possible to help the team."

Colchester's players are currently adhering to their own individual fitness programmes, after the EFL season was suspended due to coronavirus.

The U's have not been in action since winning 3-0 at Carlisle United, on March 7.

"The situation keeps changing; we were meant to be back by now but now I’m hearing June," said former Watford youngster Robinson.

"The positives are having time with my family and seeing my kids more.

"When you’re travelling to games you can go two or three days without seeing them.

"I just hope everyone stays safe because what’s happening around the world right now is very sad.

"The NHS are doing an amazing job and I think we take things for granted at times.

"I’m trying to keep to a schedule because that’s what we are used to, as footballers. I work out with the kids in the morning and we’re doing trampolining too.

"I’m going out for runs and some people might see running along the seafront because I’m still living in Southend. I always do the run along the seafront then back to mine.

"I’m doing some teaching with the kids too.

"I’ve called myself the headteacher because he just walks around and dictates things to other people so that’s the role I’ve given myself.

"My missus is starting a teaching job in September so she’s getting some practice in early."

Robinson's loan spell at Colchester is due to expire next month but his playing future is uncertain, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He added: "No-one knows what’s going to happen.

"I’m taking each day as it comes and enjoying being with my family.

"Once we know what is going to happen we can take things from there."