GRANTHAM Town Supporters’ Club chairman Tony Fraher this week urged supporters, old and new, to put their weight behind the Gingerbreads’ push for promotion.
Town take on Rainworth Miners Welfare at The Meres tomorrow and they will be hoping for a good crowd to cheer them on as they continue the battle for a place in the play-offs.
Grantham’s last home game attracted one of the best attendances of the season, but Mr Fraher said he understood that some former fans had got out of the habit or become disillusioned, and he urged them to make a return to the turnstiles.
He said: “Give it another go, you may be pleasantly surprised. Please come along and cheer on your local club to promotion.”
Grantham are currently seventh but are still well and truly in the mix for a play-off berth in the Evo-Stik League Division One South. They have six games left to make their promotion dreams come true – three of which will be played at The Meres.
The Gingerbreads lost 1-0 at Rushall Olympic last Saturday but joint manager Jimmy Albans said their promotion play-off hopes were still very much alive.
Albans said: “We don’t look at last weekend as a setback. We said before the game that we needed to win four or five of our remaining games and that hasn’t changed. We still need to do that now.
“We can still get in the play-offs as every game is winnable and we have faith in the players at the club.”
Town’s end of season fixtures are not as tough as those of some of their play-off contender rivals.
Tomorrow’s game against lowly Rainworth Miners Welfare might look an easy proposition on paper, but Albans said there were no easy games in Grantham’s division.
He said: “Rainworth on Saturday is not an easy prospect. They beat Rushall at home and had a very close game with Sutton Coldfield. We will set up as we normally do.
“It is a very important game. We take things one game at a time as the stakes get raised. We have now played the same as Brigg and Kidsgrove and are only six points behind.
“Their run-in is tougher than ours. One way or another when sides around us play each other, the results will help us.”
Gary Sucharewycz picked up a bad ankle injury in training on Tuesday night and is in plaster. Albans said any of Matt Millns, Chris Glarvey or Sam Saunders would be ideal to take Sucharewycz’s place.
l Kick-off tomorrow is 3pm.