COLCHESTER United defender Richard Brindley admits he and his team-mates are brimming with confidence ahead of their crunch Easter fixtures.

Promoted Doncaster Rovers are in town for an eye-catching League Two fixture at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

And the U’s follow it up with a trip to Morecambe on Monday afternoon, determined to continue their quest for a play-off spot.

They currently sit tenth, two points off the top seven, but, despite the high stakes, Brindley says the players are full of confidence and not feeling the nerves.

“All we can do it focus and be optimistic and positive,” said the wing-back.

“It’s very tight in the table and could go down to the last game of the season.

“We have to take it one game at a time and enjoy it, trying to play as we’ve been playing, with real confidence. If we do that, we stand a very good chance.

“It’s another big game this afternoon.

“Doncaster deserve congratulations for getting promoted and I’m sure they’ll want to get the job done, in terms of finishing top.

“They’ll want to finish the season strongly but we’re just concentrating on trying to get another three points and trying to finish in the play-offs. That’s our goal.”

Brindley says his side’s confidence largely stems from their excellent home record – something that could tip the scales in their favour this afternoon.

The U’s were impressive in their last outing at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, romping to a 4-0 victory against Stevenage.

“Confidence is high. We feel very assured and the style of football is really working,” said the 23-year-old.

“We’re doing especially well at home, playing some great football.

“We’re confident we can produce a good performance.

“It’s been a difficult season in terms of injuries, but some of our performances of late have been excellent.

“I’m sure our fans will say they’ve seen some of the best performances for a while.”

Brindley says he is relishing his role as right wing-back.

“It’s my first season playing as a wing-back and I’d probably now say it’s my best position,” he said.

“It suits me down to the ground.”