SAM Saunders insists Colchester United and their supporters will head to Yeovil Town with renewed belief that they can make the League Two play-offs.

The U's drew to within two points of the top seven with a 1-0 win over Grimsby Town, on Good Friday.

John McGreal's side take on relegation-threatened Yeovil at Huish Park tomorrow, aiming to make it back-to-back wins and boost their chances of securing a play-off spot.

And midfielder Saunders says their win and dominant display against Grimsby has given them a real boost.

Saunders said: "We've got a bit of belief which is what we needed and there's a bit of belief with the fans, too.

"There's a bit of confidence going into the Yeovil game and hopefully, we can keep them smiling.

"We're one step closer to where we want to be.

"We have three more games and if we win all of them, I think we've done all we can do.

"Yeovil have a different kind of pressure but I'd rather the pressure we're under."

Saunders started his first home game for Colchester against Grimsby, helping his side claim a 1-0 win courtesy of Frank Nouble's first-half strike.

The U's had gone into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss at Bury and five defeats in their previous six matches. "There's some very good players in this squad and they play a good, attractive brand of football," said former Brentford midfielder Saunders.

"The gaffer has got us set up well and we work hard.

"I'm really pleased for the gaffer, because he came in for a bit of stick last week after the defeat at Bury.

"I thought we played well in that game even though we lost, if you look at the stats, possession and the chances created.

"It just didn't go our way but (against Grimsby) we got the goal, which gave us the belief to play some exceptional football."

Saunders produced an impressive display against Grimsby, earning himself the man of the match award.

He added: "It's nice to get individual awards but it's not about that, it's about getting this club into the play-offs and hopefully promoted.

"Then I'll be happy and then I'll be talking about this and that."