Colchester United season-ticket holder Si Collinson's views on the U's

AFTER all the slip-ups and so nears this season - and I understand the voices in the media saying we should be up in the play-offs already - it is great that with one game to go we find ourselves still in the mix.

What a feeling it would be for Sammie Szmodics to bang in the winning goal at Lincoln City on Saturday to take us on the road to Wembley and League One.

All we can do is believe, hope, pray and keep everything crossed while supporting the lads on the road from the first to final whistle.

All we can do is play our game, get the three points and hope for once the footballing gods are kind to the U's.

The plus point was we ended the season at home on a high against MK Dons, last weekend.

The players quite rightly did their lap of appreciation and the crowd were in good voice but as that all faded, the thoughts turn to the so what is next.

The game against MK Dons had it all - well, except years of tradition and history on their part.

All joking aside, it was one of those games that not only makes you remember why you fell in love with the beautiful game but also rekindles it.

From the very start a big atmosphere had been build up and thanks must go to those who spent the time and effort to organise it and then carry it out with passion and belief.

No matter what you may think of the individuals behind it, there is no doubting they did up the South Stand's support.

On the pitch, the players responded in kind and I was really pleased to see Sammie get a goal on what sadly could be his last home appearance in a Colchester shirt.

Hopefully not but he will be attracting interest and deserves his shot higher up.

It is always a pleasure to see Frankie Kent get on the scoresheet to seal the win.

Frankie has come on leaps and bounds and is well deserving of the captain's armband - his leadership has been interesting to watch.

He is calm on and off the ball while ensuring the others are following his lead.

It's very much do as I do, not so much do as I say, leadership which is hard in the game, so well done to him.

For that, along with his goals and overall performances this year, he's got my vote for Player of the Season and his award is well deserved.

Frank Nouble's fine strike against Newport at home won Goal of the Season but there were plenty of other contenders.

Kane Vincent-Young's last-minute winner at Cambridge was fantastic and the list goes on - it was a tough award to win, this year.