Grantham Town boss Robbo says fans need to give 100% too

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Grantham Town joint manager Ian Robinson says nothing less than 100 per cent is what is needed – from the supporters as well as the players on the pitch

Robinson said that players do not necessarily tend to absorb what is being shouted from the stands, but he said what is noticeable is when there is no noise at all: “On the bench we notice it more than we did in the middle.

“There is an impact when it is quiet as you notice that. We would love to have more vocal support from the stands as that really can encourage the team.

“We need to have 100 per cent behind us – board, fans and players.”

Robin said he accepted that Town needed to pick up some points quickly as they and a good few other teams are steadily sinking perilously close to the nether regions of the league: “Only being four points above the bottom four where we are shows how tight the league is. There are three teams struggling, and it looks as though the fourth place could be any one of 11 or 12 teams.”

Following the Gingerbreads’ disappointing single-goal home defeat to Ashton United on Saturday, Robinson looked to tomorrow’s visit to Worksop Town, against whom he said Grantham may pull off a surprise.

He said: “Worksop are still showing that they can be vulnerable at the back. They are absolutely flying, so it is a bit of a freebie for us as we are under no pressure at all. Their confidence will be high, but it is a chance to knock that down a peg or two.

“If they are not on their game, pressure builds on them. We will be doing everything to get a result.”