COVE Rangers midfielder Connor Scully is hoping the north-east public will rally and help our bid to beat Edinburgh City tomorrow.
The top two in Ladbrokes League Two meet at Balmoral Stadium, 3pm, with honours even -  at one win each - from the two previous clashes.
Connor believes the backing of a bumper home crowd could give us the edge in what he expects to be the toughest 90 minutes Cove have faced all season.
“We have managed to win all 11 of our home league games so far and the fans have played a massive part in that,” said Connor.
“All of us have been amazed by the crowds we have been getting at Balmoral Stadium.
“When you come out and see the fans are out in force it really does give you a lift.
“That was certainly the case when we played Edinburgh at home at the start of the season and just short of 1,000 fans turned up.
“They created a brilliant atmosphere and helped us deliver one of our best performances of the season.
“It would be great if they got behind us like that again tomorrow.
“With Aberdeen not playing Celtic until Sunday, we would also appreciate if some of the fans planning to go to that one decided to pay a visit to Balmoral too.
“Edinburgh are taking a big support with them, so the more we have on our side the more chance there is of us getting the result we want.”
Connor dismissed any talk of tomorrow’s clash having a major bearing on who might come out on top in League Two this term.
“People are saying it’s a big game but every game I play for Cove is big in my eyes,” said Connor.
“No matter the result, there will still be a lot of football to be played,” he said.
“Both us have plenty of other tough fixtures ahead and we also have to make a second visit to Edinburgh, so everything will still be wide open.
“All we are looking to do is get the three points then push on to the next game, but it will be the same for Edinburgh.
“If picked, my approach will be the same as it is every other match, I will doing all that I can to make sure we are the ones who are the happiest at the final whistle.”