Colchester United head coach John McGreal has hinted he could make changes to his starting line-up for their game at Morecambe on Saturday.

And the U’s boss says he has also been looking at the possibility of changing formation, ahead of the trip to the Globe Arena.

The game is subject to a lunchtime pitch inspection tomorrow, to see if it goes ahead.

But if it does, McGreal is looking for a much-improved performance from his team, following back-to-back defeats against relegation-threatened pair Barnet and Crewe Alexandra, in successive weeks.

McGreal said: “We can adapt our shape and it’s one where we are looking at different things and different personnel.

“We might change one or two things around which we’ve worked on.

“It’s one where we need a good reaction which the boys do tend to have.

“We know what to expect – it’s a long journey but it’s one where we have to put in a good performance.”

McGreal is hoping leading scorer Sammie Szmodics and Kurtis Guthrie will both be available again to boost his forward options, ahead of the Morecambe game.

Szmodics has been sidelined with a back problem over recent weeks, while Guthrie has been struggling with an ankle injury.

Colchester have been forced to make full use of their indoor facility at Warrior’s Rest this week because of the snow.

But boss McGreal says if anything, training inside on an astro surface has been a benefit, rather than a hindrance.

“It’s more or less now a clean bill of health, which is excellent,” said McGreal.

“It’s helped the players who were coming back from injury.

“Training has been very good, as we’ve been able to train where a lot of clubs wouldn’t have been able to given the weather that we’ve had.

“Preparation has been really good.

“We’ve been very fortunate in that we’ve got fantastic facilities here at Colchester.

“We’ve got a big indoor area so that we could continue our training as normal.

“We’ve just reverted from the grass onto the 4G and it’s been excellent.”

Colchester take on a Morecambe side who boosted their survival hopes last weekend with an impressive 4-2 triumph at promotion-chasing Wycombe Wanderers.

McGreal said: “They’ve had a couple of terrific results of late so it’s one where we have to keep an eye on what they’re doing and try and nullify what they’re good at but also concentrate on what we’re doing, which we didn’t do last week.

“It’s a case of one game at a time for us.”

Colchester have lost both of their last two games by a single goal and boss McGreal says there is often little to choose between teams, in League Two.

“It’s fine margins and key moments,” he added.

“As poor as we were last Saturday, we still had two key moments just before half-time which we didn’t take.

“I’ve said it throughout my time here that it’s a really tight division - it’s about those key moments.”