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Colchester United favourite, Sammie Szmodics, could well be on his way to Bristol City.

Colchester United correspondent CARL MARSTON casts his eye over the 2018-19 season, which saw the U's finish just one point outside the play-offs

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is committed to helping his team "get stronger" to mount another promotion push next season, and this time hopefully a successful one.

Sammie Szmodics might well have played his last game for Colchester United, but it is a game he will never forget.

Football can be a very cruel game - just ask any Colchester United player, or supporter, after a roller coaster ride at Sincil Bank.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U's Player Ratings out of 10, following yesterday's 3-0 win at champions Lincoln City, the U's ultimately missing out on the play-offs by Newport County's late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.

Colchester United boss John McGreal was understandably disappointed that his side missed out on the League Two play-offs, despite today's 3-0 win at champions Lincoln City, but he insisted that he did not feel devastated. Rather, he was proud of his team's display, and their overall season.

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Colchester United faced champions Lincoln City in League Two on Saturday and we had live updates and all the best reaction in our matchday blog from the Jobserve Community Stadium.

All Colchester United can do today is beat champions Lincoln City, and then sit back and hope that results elsewhere have gone their way.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has had his own experiences of exciting final day shoot-outs, as a player.

Brennan Dickenson insists that he and his Colchester United team-mates will not be "overwhelmed" by the big occasion when they U's take on champions Lincoln City in a final-day showdown at Sincil Bank tomorrow.

Colchester United's newly-crowned Player of the Year, Frankie Kent, is relishing this weekend's crunch last game of the regular season, at champions Lincoln City.

Experienced centre-half, Tom Eastman, is no stranger to last day deciders, having already been involved in a couple of never-wracking final day showdowns during his eight seasons at Colchester United.

Here is the reaction from players and both managers following Saturday's rip-roaring 2-0 victory for the play-off chasing U's, over top three contenders MK Dons.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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