FC Halifax Town defender Danny Hone has highlighted the importance of the supporters going into the final furlong of the season.
The Shaymen stay third in the Vanarama National League North after a stalemate down in Northamptonshire against Brackley.
Halifax have a four-point buffer in the playoff places with five league matches remaining, starting with a home clash against Alfreton Town on Saturday afternoon.
“They certainly make their presence felt wherever we go,” said Hone.
“On Saturday [at Kidderminster] they made loads of noise. Even the fans behind the goal [on Tuesday] made themselves heard and we’re thankful for that.
“When you’ve got supporters like that, it really does give you a kick on.”
Last month’s reverse fixture against Alfreton in the East Midlands saw a solitary goal from Craig Westcarr separate the sides and condemn the Shaymen to what was their first defeat in nine.
Hone says he and the rest of the team will be seeking to avenge the loss against the 18th placed side, and highlights the aMBition of the squad.
“We’ll definitely be looking to put that right; it wasn’t that long ago that we played them.
“It’s all about being positive now, putting the pressure on and getting as many points on the board as possible.
“We’re all together, we’ve got plenty of character in the squad and players who can perform when it matters.”
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