Ben Stevenson has graduated from being one of the least experienced central midfielders in Colchester United's squad, to becoming the most experienced fit midfielder, within the space of just a few weeks.
We had almost 17,000 total votes on our recent web poll about the Town players who are out of contract in the summer. Here are the players who the poll results suggest that fans want to stay - and who they want to go.
Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U's Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday's 1-0 home win over Swindon Town. Sammie Szmodics scored the winner in first-half stoppage time.
Colchester United have the best home record in League Two, a prime reason why they are riding so high in League Two, and they have another chance to make home advantage count when mid-table Swindon Town visit this afternoon.