Grimsby Town supremos sing the praises of club's fans
GRIMSBY Town's bosses on and off the field have taken time to sing the praises of the Mariners' 'fantastic fans'
Speaking at this week's Fans' Forum event, Paul Hurst, Rob Scott and director John Fenty all thanked the supporters for their support, and underlined the role they can play in strengthening club's promotion push this season.
Scott said: "We are obviously grateful for the support of the fans, they are fantastic.
"There are going to be ups and downs from now until the end of the season. We'd like to win every game but that's not possible.
"What we ask is for everyone to keep pulling in the same direction. If we can do that, even when things aren't going well, we will do well.
"When you get behind the players, you don't know how much of an effect it can have on them – it is immense.
"Because they're footballers, people forget that they are human, but sometimes confidence is fragile and the support of the crowd can be a huge factor.
"You can help us get promotion this season."
Fenty added: "As far as I'm concerned, our fans are the best in the division and many of the leagues above.
"If our fans can get behind the players, the better we will do this season.
"I would love to see the fans, come what may, get behind the players and see the atmosphere inside Blundell Park improve even more.
"I think we are all in shock that we're top of the table and for me, the atmosphere hasn't correlated with the position that we're at.
"I'd like us to believe it and get behind the players, managers and the football club and get back to the good old days because it makes a huge difference.
"Let's up the tempo as fans, get the singing and chanting going and it will rub off on the players – I am sure of that," he added.