DANNY Cowley has issued a passionate rallying cry to Colchester United's 'incredible' fans ahead of their crucial League Two run-in.

The U’s have five games remaining to save their Football League status and head to play-off chasers Crawley Town tomorrow sitting a point adrift of safety.

Colchester could have up to 1,000 supporters at Broadfield Stadium for the crucial game and boss Cowley is urging anyone with a U’s affiliation to play their part, as they battle to stay up.

He said: “The Colchester supporters have been incredible.

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“They’re going to have to find another level as well.

“They’re not stupid – they know that this is a really tough moment.

“They know how pivotal the next 16 days is for this football club.

“Anybody that cares for the club, anybody that has any affinity to this wonderful football club, I implore them to stop what you’re doing over the next 16 days and find yourself wherever we are.

“Get yourself to Crawley, come and support the boys, drive the energy.


“The games are coming thick and fast and we’re going to need them to fuel us, we’re going to need them to be with us and we’re going to need them to see the best in us.

“It’s easy in this world to see the worst in something or each other.

“You see so many people now that look for the negatives and to me, that’s no way to live your life.

“So, try to see the best in us, see the positives and stay with us because together, come April 27th, I think we can achieve something that we can all look back on and be proud of and more importantly, can then give us a foundation to be able to push on from, in the future.”

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Crawley have a special offer in place for tomorrow’s game, with tickets for any away supporter over the age of 14 costing only £2.

Under-14s can attend for free with a paying adult but all tickets must be bought in advance.

“If we can get 1,000 supporters at Crawley, in the position that we’re in, that says so much about this football club,” added Cowley.

“That would be incredible and will give the boys such a lift.

“I feel it at home behind the goal and they can suck the ball towards the goal.

“They have this infectious quality and we’ll need them on Saturday, that’s for sure.”