COLCHESTER United are giving their supporters a chance to show their faces at games - even if they are behind closed doors.

The U's are expected to compete in this season's League Two play-offs, subject to ratification from the EFL and FA.

Clubs in the fourth tier voted to end their season earlier this month, with automatic promotion and play-offs set to take place.

If confirmed as expected, it will mean John McGreal's side will take on Exeter City for a place at Wembley, in the coming weeks.

And with the games set to be played behind closed doors, Colchester are now giving their fans the chance to have cut-outs of their faces secured to a seat, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The U's say that once details of any League Two play-offs matches are confirmed, with more news likely to come next week, the cut-outs will be available at a price of £25.

The venture will also apply to next season, if as expected games continue to be played without fans in the stadium for the foreseeable future.

With Father's Day fast approaching, the U's have teamed up with The Football Company to produce 'Fans At The Game' cut-outs.

U's midfielder Harry Pell said: "It will make such a difference to see our fans in the stands – even cut-out ones!

"We’ll feel the fans are with us supporting us on our journey, hopefully towards play-off success."

The U's say that fans will have the chance to take their cut-out home - providing the cut-outs survive the elements - once supporters are allowed back into the Community Stadium.

Colchester's innovative venture follows hot on the heels of the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach fans.

The Bundesliga club's supporters have ordered more than 12,000 cardboard cut-outs of themselves for behind closed doors games.