COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal was delighted to see his side beat MK Dons to ensure their play-off quest goes down to the final day of the League Two season.

The U's will head to champions Lincoln City on the final day of the season lying two points off a seventh-placed finish, following their excellent 2-0 win over their automatic promotion-hunting visitors, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Goals from Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent gave Colchester victory, which means they will have to win at Lincoln and hope that other results go for them on the final day.

McGreal said: “All of the teams chasing have won but so have we.

“It goes down to the last game and we’ve been able to stay in and around it all season.

“For three years, we’ve had good shots at the play-offs.

“All we can do is look after ourselves – we need favours from others but if we get that and we don’t look after ourselves, it means we’ve let ourselves down.

“All we can try and do is win a game of football.

"We've got two clean sheets in the last three games and we've got back to scoring goals.

"We look as though we can score and it's just unfortunate that we didn't score a couple more which I thought the performance deserved.

"The win keeps us going until the end of the season.

"I have to applaud the fans.

"They've made it clear that they were going to come out in numbers and I must credit the players as well for getting involved in it.

"They wanted to get involved in the atmosphere here and it was a wonderful day out.

"We were able to put in the performance and I think that was our 12th win at home this season."

It was an impressive display all round from Colchester, against an MK Dons side who are still in the hunt for automatic promotion.

"It was a disciplined performance with voices on the pitch," added McGreal.

"I thought both on and off the ball we were good today.

“MK Dons are a huge club in our division and they’ve been top three all season.

“We had a blip to knock ourselves out of it but we’ve come back again and you know what you’re going to get with Paul (Tisdale’s) teams.

“I’ve got a lot of time for him and we knew it was going to be a tough game but we were able to get the points.”