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Town boss Adams issues rallying cry to supporters

Stratford Town manager Carl Adams. Photo: Mark Williamson
Stratford Town manager Carl Adams. Photo: Mark Williamson

MANAGER Carl Adams has issued a rallying call to Stratford Town fans ahead of this Saturday’s Evo-Stik South Premier clash with Biggleswade.

While Town have shown improvement in every season Adams has been in charge at the MoodChimp, the attendance figures have not followed suit.

Town’s average attendance has not really seen a change since their Midland Alliance days and this season’s figure of 203 is the lowest in the division after Dunstable (135).

It’s a far cry from the likes of Hereford, who with 2,332 are top of the pile and while Adams would never expect to reach those heights, he feels the team’s performances of late were deserving of bigger crowds.

“What we need now is some help from the fans that do come,” Adams insisted.

“They have got to try to help us out, maybe convince one or two of their friends to come along to Saturday’s game.

“The supporters can help get the word out there for us and that, for me, is the best way to do it.

“Crowds are down all over the league to be fair, with people tightening their belts, plus we haven’t yet had a big club at home yet, the likes of Hereford, Banbury and Kettering are all still to come.

“We’re on good financial footing so there are no problems there, but at the end of the day we’d love to see another 50 or so down at the games.

“That’s where the supporters can step in — they can bring some friends and they’ll hopefully get the bug.”

Saturday’s game against Biggleswade should see a welcome return to action for midfielder Will Grocott, who has recovered from the groin injury that forced him off early at Dorchester last week.

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