Bryan Hughes: Supporters can help us over the line

We are now into the business end of the season, a time when the fans can really play their part.

In recent weeks we have seen the fans ‘bouncing for the Boro’, something that we have mainly seen when we have been away from home.

The more noise they can make in games the better because it can really intimidate our opponents.

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We have some massive fixtures coming up against the likes of Salford, Farsley, Bamber Bridge and Darlington, but every game is huge for us.

If our fans can create an electric atmosphere before and during games then it would be amazing for us.

The fans are that little bit extra that can just carry you over the line.

Paul Robson spoke about it recently, saying that the supporters can really lift the team.

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When the fans are in full voice they can give us that extra 20 per cent.

That was the case with our game against Lancaster. We made a slow start, but the crowd got behind us and we were unlucky not to win it. They really woke us up.

On Monday at training we arranged a meeting with the players to go through a few things.

We spoke about the games we have left and our targets.

We also also asked for feedback from the lads, asking them to be honest with us about what they expect as a group.

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There was no negativity because you can’t allow that to creep in at this stage of the season.

It is good that Paul Foot and I can call on the our experiences that we have gone through with other managers.

In the past, managers I have worked with have broken things down into groups of 10 games, which is what we are looking at now, the Kendal game will take care of itself.

We now just have to make sure we stay on track.