COLCHESTER United head coach Steve Ball admits he has some decisions to make ahead of their meeting with Leyton Orient tomorrow.

The U’s boss made five changes to his starting line-up for their Papa John’s Trophy win over Southend United following the miserable FA Cup defeat against non-league Marine, last weekend.

The likes of Michael Folivi, Ryan Clampin and Miquel Scarlett all came into the team and impressed in the 6-1 triumph and Ball says he has food for thought, ahead of the O’s clash at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Ball said: “I saw a lot of things from the boys to challenge me and give me something to think about, for this weekend.

“I’ve got some choices to make, which is great.

“We will meet Saturday head on as a team and as a football club, as staff and as players.

“We know it wasn’t good enough against Marine and no-one is going to say anything other than that.

“We had 60-plus possession, 20-plus shots but we should win those games, there’s no doubt about that.

“The reaction that we go on Tuesday was a really positive one but as much as we’ve moved on, it’s not something that we’re going to just park.

“It’s something that we’ve got to get better from.”

Colchester know a win over Leyton Orient this weekend could lift them into the play-off positions.

Ball added: “Our league form is excellent and we have three wins out of four.

“We have a game in hand over some teams who are around us and if we can get into the play-off positions, let’s do it.

“When that is, it doesn’t really matter but it’s a game where we’ll be looking to get three points from, get in the top seven and go from there.”

Colchester currently lie a point above Leyton Orient, who have won four, drawn three and lost four of their opening 11 league games, so far.

“We did well against them twice this year but I think they’re a better team this year,” added Ball.

“I think Ross (Embleton) has got a bit more pace in the side and some really key attacking threats.

“The boy (Danny) Johnson has scored a lot of goals for them, so they’ll present a difficult challenge.

“But it’s a home game and one where we’ll be looking to obviously go at them and go and get three points.”