COLCHESTER United defender Cohen Bramall says they will head to Exeter City in confident mood today as they aim to secure a place in the League Two play-off final.

The U’s take a 1-0 lead to St James Park, after Bramall’s fine free-kick in the first game between the sides gave John McGreal’s side the advantage ahead of the second leg.

Colchester are ready for another tough battle with the Grecians, as they bid to reach next Monday’s play-off final at Wembley.

Bramall said: “We’re confident going into the second leg and hopefully the big pitch will suit us.

“It’s bigger and wider than ours and we want to take advantage of it.

“Winning the first leg meant a lot to all of the lads and it meant a lot to me.

“Now we have to get the business done, in the second leg.

“It makes things easier that they won’t have their fans there, just like we didn’t have our fans (in the first leg).

“It will change a lot of the players’ lives if we can get to Wembley and win, in the play-offs.

“That’s all I’m thinking about right now.

“The Colchester community have been amazing, since I moved here in August.

“Everyone’s been welcoming and the fans have been amazing to me.

“It would be amazing to get promotion.”

Bramall’s second goal of the season gave Colchester a 1-0 win over Exeter, in the first leg.

The 24-year-old had gone close with a free-kick earlier in the contest, before finding the net with a superb set-piece in the closing stages of the game.

“I’m confident taking set-pieces and I’ve been practicing them all season,” said Bramall, who also scored in a 3-0 win over Carlisle United, last December.

“I’ve been practising them every day and Bally (Steve Ball) have been on to me and it came off.

“When I put the ball down, the keeper (Lewis Ward) was in the centre of the goal and he took two steps to his right, so I thought there was enough space to put the ball in the top right hand corner and that’s what I did.

“It was amazing to get the goal and even better to get the win.

“When the whistle went and we got in the changing room it was emotional, because what’s been going on in the world has been tough for everyone.”

Bramall looks set for another intriguing battle with Exeter’s talented right-sided attacker Randell Williams, in tonight’s second leg.

The former Arsenal youngster added: “Randell (Williams) is a great player – he’s got great feet and his assists and stats all season have been amazing.

“I knew that I had to try and keep him quiet and try, show him line and use my speed to try and get me out of tricky situations.”