Steven Gillespie in dark on Colchester United contract

Colchester United striker Steven Gillespie says he has had no discussions with the club over the prospect of a new deal.

Gillespie, who insists he would like to stay at the U's, becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old scored twice in Saturday's 5-1 win over Exeter to take his tally for the season to seven.

"I've had no discussions on contracts, you probably know as much as I do," he told BBC Essex.

"All I can do is put performances in like that one on Saturday and see where it gets me.

"I think I've still got a lot to prove here, the fans sing my name every game and I've scored a few goals.

"I think I owe the fans a few more goals."

Gillespie, a club record £400,000 signing from Cheltenham in 2008, missed the first half of the current campaign through injury.

But since his return in January he has been in goalscoring form, netting his seven goals across seven starts and seven substitute appearances.

The U's have now secured back-to-back wins following four defeats in a row, and Gillespie is clinging on to his side's outside hopes of making the League One play-offs.

"That's the lift we needed with four games without getting a win," he said.

"We ended the season poorly last year and we don't want to do that this year.

"Hopefully we can push on and see where it gets us."