FRANKIE Kent insists Colchester United will head into the final weekend of the season brimming with confidence after keeping their play-off dream alive.

The U’s go into their final League Two game of the campaign at newly-crowned champions Lincoln City this weekend knowing that a win could seal them a coveted seventh-place finish, providing results elsewhere go their way.

Kent’s fine strike just after half-time sealed Colchester’s excellent 2-0 win over promotion-chasing MK Dons, after Sammie Szmodics had given the hosts a second-minute lead.

The U’s stand-in captain says they feel buoyed after claiming seven points from a possible nine, as the season comes to an eventful conclusion.

Kent said: “Lincoln is a game we’re really looking forward to.

“When the fixtures came out we knew it would be a good game at the end of the season.

“We’re still there - two points off it and we’ll take it into the last day.

“Hopefully if we perform like we did (against MK Dons), we’ve got a good chance.

“We’ll go there and give our all – if it’s enough, it’s enough and if it’s not, then it’ll be disappointing but we know that we’ve given everything to the last day.

“We’ll go into it with a lot of confidence, after taking seven points from nine.

“It’s probably something we needed a little earlier on but it comes at a good time.

“We know what a good side we are and we’ve said it all season.

“That’s been the most disappointing thing over the last couple of months with the run of form that we’ve had and we know how good we can be.

“We’ve beaten Lincoln and MK Dons at home and they’re both good teams, so we know how good we can be.

“We’re still in it and we’ll go again next week.”

Kent scored his fifth goal of the season to seal Colchester’s victory over MK Dons, after the defender started the move near his own area and finishing it with a fine finish inside the visitors’ box.

He said: “I’ve been due a goal and I’ve had a couple cleared off the line and hit the bar last week – when it came to me, I was buzzing.

“I got it on the edge of the box I think and I just thought ‘there’s no-one around me’ and I had Frank (Nouble) just running the channel.

“When I gave it to him, I thought I may as well carry on.

“When he didn’t give it to me the first time when I was unmarked on the edge of the box I thought it was over but Sam (Szmodics) did well to get it and lucky enough it went in, so I was very happy.”