Paul Hurst to Shrewsbury Town fans: We need you
Boss Paul Hurst has issued a rallying call to Shrewsbury Town fans ahead of four Montgomery Waters Meadow clashes from five, declaring: “We need you.”
Town begin a run of three consecutive home games with tomorrow’s visit of play-off hunting Charlton.
Hurst’s men then face already-relegated Bury and another side gunning for a top six finish, Peterborough, at the Meadow.
The boss wants the Meadow faithful to be involved and help Shrewsbury sustain their bid at the summit.
“They will be crucial and that’s what we want,” said Hurst.
“We’ve all enjoyed the season so far. The crowds have gone up, which is what we what as a club – to increase our support.
“More often than not the players have put on performances to be proud of and to get the crowd involved.
“We’re going to need them in these remaining games and perhaps after that.”
Town’s fight to reel in top two rivals Wigan and Blackburn was given a boost over the weekend as they both dropped points.
Leaders Wigan drew 0-0 with fourth-placed Rotherham while Blackburn were pegged back in the 94th minute to draw 1-1 at Bristol Rovers.
Hurst is pleased that Town have been able to give their fans something to look forward to as the season reaches an exciting climax, unlike the two previous campaigns, where Shrewsbury have been embroiled in relegation scraps.
He added: “There’s a lot to look forward to in an end of the season that is a lot better than the end of a season we had last season and the one the fans endured the season before, where they were worrying about whether they were going to be relegated.”
Town’s final away trip of the League One season sees 2,700 fans heading to Blackpool for a seaside party on April 28, while the season finishes with a home game against MK Dons on May 5.