LET’S do it for Harry.

Colchester United hero Sammie Szmodics believes his side have added motivation to push for promotion this season – for injured team-mate Harry Pell.

Pell has suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury and looks certain to miss the final seven games of the League Two campaign.

Pal Szmodics admits it a “massive blow” but would love the team to do him proud and cement a top-seven position.

He also believes bubbly Pell can still play a part in terms of encouraging and spurring on the players – as will no doubt be the case in tomorrow’s derby at Cambridge United.

“Everyone know my relationship with Harry is excellent, both on and off the pitch,” said Szmodics.

“The news he’s out for the season is a huge blow because he’s been a massive part of our success.

“He’s had his down days (since suffering the injury) but he’s still upbeat and still someone we need in the changing room, because he gets everyone going.

“He’d never let the boys get too low.

“I’ve met some people in the past that can be selfish.

“If they’re injured, they don’t want the team to do well because they’re not playing.

“Pelly’s the complete opposite and that helps everyone around him.

“He’s not sulking. He’s being professional, doing whatever he can to help, and he can still have a massive effect on all of us because he’s so bubbly.

“He loves the banter and keeps all of us happy.

“There’s no reason why we can’t make the play-offs for him, because he’s played such a big role in getting us into this position.”

Colchester are ninth in the table, four points outside the play-offs heading into tomorrow's match at the Abbey Stadium.

After this weekend, they will only have six matches left, against Oldham Athletic, Bury, Grimsby Town, Yeovil Town, MK Dons and leaders Lincoln City.

Szmodics believes his side's team spirit could tip the scales in their favour and said: “It’s such a tight-knit group and everyone gets on with everyone.

“I could sit down and have dinner with any player in that changing room and it’s not normally like that.

“We win together and lose together and even those that are injured can still be a massive part of the team."