JOEL LYNCH wants Huddersfield Town fans to pump up the volume at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Simon Grayson’s side have Championship assignments at Charlton this afternoon and Middlesbrough on Tuesday.
Then it’s successive home derbies – the all-West Yorkshire showdown with Leeds a week today (12.30) and Roses battle with Bolton on Saturday, December 8.
Both United and Wanderers will bring big followings, and defender Lynch says strong vocal backing can help bring victories.
The close-season signing from Nottingham Forest knows making a ground a cauldron, like at Millwall’s New Den, where Town were recently beaten 4-0, is a massive plus for the home team.
The centre-back pointed to some tension among Town fans during last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by his first club Brighton.
“It was a bit eerie around the stadium. We know the fans are 100% behind us, but it would be great if they could really raise the roof,” he explained.
“When we play at home, it’s got to be our fortress. There are some places, like Millwall, that teams don’t like going to because of the atmosphere.
“Fans really can be the extra man. In some first halves, we’ve started slowly, and that’s where supporters can often help by urging us on.”
Lynch admits Town were slow out of the blocks against Brighton, for whom Will Buckley netted both goals before the break.