STUART CAMPBELL wants Bristol Rovers fans to turn out in force for Saturday’s showdown with Town at the Memorial Stadium.
The rookie manager led the relegation- threatened Pirates to a valuable 1-0 win in his first match at the helm at Tranmere on Tuesday.
Chris Lines’ first-half strike was enough to secure an away victory for the first time since October just a day on from the departure of Dave Penney.
Caretaker boss Campbell labelled his players’ response to recent events as “fantastic”.
“I’m extremely proud of everybody involved. I think the way we performed shows that we are all in it together,” he said of his third-bottom side.
“We’re going to do our best to get out of it. We’ve had a bit of criticism this year, which we have deserved, and now it is time for us to stand up and be counted.
“I hold our fans in extremely high regard and I’ve told the players we have to give them something back for their continued support.
“I’d just ask them to come out in their numbers and back us like they have over the years.
“I hope we’ve started to build some bridges now but it is vital that we carry it over to Saturday.”