Carlisle boss Chris Beech spoke more about the frustration felt in the camp at not having taken something from another game this week where it appeared that everything was pretty much going to plan.
“I’m not going to hide away from the fact I’m really disappointed that we lost,” he said. “I’m really, really disappointed with what’s happening.
“We’ve been leading the games, so it’s just hard to take. We were in a position of control, but I think the boys are struggling to deal with discrepancies a little bit. We’ve been leading against some very good teams recently.
“I know Colchester haven’t won for a while but it was the same against Salford and Tranmere. We aren’t scoring the second goal which means we aren’t getting the opportunity to see out a game. We should still do that at 1-0 up, but at the moment we can’t do it.
“That’s something we’re very aware of and we know that if we stick to the traits that got us to where we were, we’ll be picking up positive results again.
“We were in a unique position to get us to where we got to at the start of January, and we’re in a unique position with what has happened since then.
“We’ve got to step backwards and look at the bigger picture. I am 100% frustrated that we haven’t won games where we were leading, but we are taking games by the scruff of the neck. We just need to see it through and deal with the spells where the other team gets the ball better than we have been.”
And with an injury update, he said: “Danny Devine is doing well. I don’t know the actual specific timeframe of that at the moment, but I do know he’s back running.
"Morgan Feeney is similar. Hopefully we’ll see them before this month’s out, but we’ll have to wait and see on how well the next stages of tier recovery go.
"Danny’s in front of Morgan, with him running, but we’ll have to wait and see. They are two young and very hungry players and we want them all available as quickly as possible.
"It’s a big month, there’s eight fixtures left in it, so it’s a great month to attack. Everyone else is looking good. I’m really pleased about that, because it was a tough fixture the other day, and good competitiveness within that.
"You want to make sure you have players to choose, players who didn’t play will want to be training hard to get in it. I’m really looking forward to our preparation over the next few days. We've got the lads in a great place and the team looks pretty fully stocked.
"With Callum we mentioned the other day that his home situation is important. Because of Covid he needed to be tested, his partner is having a caesarean and they’re in hospital now. We’ll see how it goes for him."