Spartans longest serving player Rhys Evans revealed that the entre Spartans team are determined to repay the Green Army for their loyal support following the dismal result and performance last time out at home to Boston.
He said “We talked as a group about how we need to make Croft Park a fortress. After a decent performance and point at home to Fylde, the Boston game was unacceptable. We know that as a group and we owe the people who pay their money to support us, a performance, and a result. To stay up the home games are crucial to pick up points.”
With the drop off in crowd numbers in recent months, Spartans average attendance in the league has dropped down to 711 this term, down from last seasons average league crowd of 923.
Evans added “I understand the numbers have fallen and we must take that responsibility on our shoulders. It’s such a cliche but when there is a bigger crowd it gives you that extra 5%. The Wrexham game is proof of that, and we must get to that level more consistently as a team. But the crowd does help, and they can definitely give us that final push we need to help us get over the line safe. The support this year has again been fantastic, and we cannot thank them all enough. When Croft Park is full and the atmosphere is positive there is not a better place in our league to play. It’s up to us as a team to help spark that atmosphere and make sure the crowd are behind us from the first whistle.”
Now sitting on 98 appearances for the club, Rhys expressed his pride with his landmark century appearance looming saying “It’s a great achievement and I have always said how much I love it here. It’s took longer than I probably would have wanted to because of COVID-19 and a few injuries but it’s a great feeling nonetheless. Hopefully we make it a little bit sweeter with 3 points.”