SAMMIE Szmodics says the backing of Colchester United’s supporters can make a ‘massive difference’ when they host MK Dons in their pivotal clash tomorrow.

The U’s need a win against the Dons to boost their hopes of landing a League Two play-off spot, with two games remaining.

The BlueWhiteArmy (BWA) U’s fans group this week set up a donation page and have been raising funds to create a colourful pre-match display to boost John McGreal and his players, as they go in search of a vital win in their final home league game of the season.

Colchester's players have chipped in with their own financial contribution to the fund - and Colchester-born Szmodics insists the support of the U’s faithful at the JobServe Community Stadium can be a big factor, in their bid to clinch a top-seven finish.

U’s leading scorer Szmodics said: “We’ve chucked £100 in as a team just to up it, because we want that atmosphere rocking.

“We know that MK will bring quite a few fans too and it’ll just spark the belief and get everyone really bouncing before kick-off.

“Hopefully we can take that positivity into the game.

“It makes a massive difference to the players.

“We’ve always had good home and away support this season and for the last home game of the season.

“The fans have been behind us from day do – yes, we’ve had our ups and downs as a club and as fans and if they can get right behind us, it can push us further and help get us over the line.

“It’s blue and white day and all of the boys are looking forward to getting out there, in front of our home fans.

“It’s what all the players want, to play in front of a big crowd in a big atmosphere and it’s a game where we need the three points.

“We’ve had that for the last six games now and we just have to go out and win a game of football, as simple as it sounds.

“I’m positive that we’re going to get into the play-offs and a win on Saturday will give us that momentum going into the last game.

“At Christmas time we were in the automatics and everyone looks back on where we could be or where we should be.

“But the season has panned out the way it’s panned out.

“We came from behind with ten men against Yeovil and it showed that this team has something about it.

“We’ve kept getting a chance – results have gone our way for a number of weeks now and we’re only two points off it with two games to play.

“We’ve got two massive games – one at home and one away – and what better clubs to play against?

“We’ve got a job to do and we’re not focusing on Lincoln.

“We’ve got to do our job and just hope that everything else takes care of itself."

Colchester have already beaten MK Dons this season, winning 1-0 at Stadium MK last December thanks to a goal from Luke Prosser.

“I think we played better against the better opposition," added Szmodics.

“It’s going to be a good footballing game – we’ve got something to play for and so have they.

“All of the boys are really up for it and we don’t really know what’s going on with other teams – we just have to focus on ourselves and get our job done and then at 5pm, look at the results and see where we go from there."

The BWA need people that will help them to set up and get involved with the display on the day by waving flags and holding up any overhead banners.

To donate to the U's fans appeal, visit