NEW England captain Phil Vickery wants a "really buzzing" Twickenham atmosphere when he leads out the world champions for their RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland next month.
England will return to Twickenham on February 3, just 10 weeks after they were booed off following Andy Robinson's final match as head coach - a 25-14 defeat against South Africa.
Brian Ashton, Robinson's replacement, has already freshened things up by naming four uncapped players - Saracens centre Andy Farrell, London Irish fly-half Shane Geraghty, Wasps flanker Tom Rees and Bristol number eight Dan Ward-Smith - in his Six Nations squad.
Wasps prop Vickery, meanwhile, takes leadership duties from Leicester number eight Martin Corry, and he is eager to start work.
Reflecting on the dismal November scenes at Twickenham, Vickery said: "I understand the crowd's disappointment. They paid good, hard-earned money, and England were just not good enough.
"But now is not the time to desert England. Now is the time to support us even more. Nobody hurts more than the players.
"It's okay for an old soldier like me, I can take it on the chin, but it's not good for the youngsters.
"I am not bleating about the fans. They have been magnificent in the past, and we let them down.
"But we have Scotland in the Calcutta Cup in the first game of the Six Nations at Twickenham, and we are going to need the atmosphere to be really buzzing," added Vickery in the new edition of Rugby World magazine.
Jason Robinson, meanwhile, is ready to relaunch his glittering England career during this season's Six Nations tournament - but fellow World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio finds himself out in the cold.
While Sale Sharks star Robinson has been summoned from international retirement by Ashton, Wasps skipper Dallaglio features in neither a 33-man Six Nations squad nor 32-player England Saxons party for matches against Italy A and Ireland A next month.
Dallaglio, who has struggled to produce consistent form this season, is not the only player overlooked.
Leicester points machine Andy Goode, England's fly-half against South Africa in November, also misses out completely, while autumn Test regulars Ben Cohen, Ben Kay and Pat Sanderson have been relegated to Saxons duty.
While Robinson will meet some of England's fresh young talent when he reports for training at Twickenham on January 22, he can also reacquaint himself with World Cup colleagues such as 35-year-old Mike Catt, fly-half Jonny Wilkinson, Gloucester centre Mike Tindall and in-form Northampton hooker Steve Thompson.
Catt toured Australia with England last summer, and although he missed out on the autumn Tests, his supreme midfield pedigree has always excited Ashton since the pair first worked together at Bath a dozen years ago.
"It's great to get the chance to contribute to England again, and I am looking forward to playing with the likes of Phil Vickery and Jason Robinson," said Catt.
Backs: I Balshaw (Gloucester), M Catt (London Irish), M Cueto (Sale Sharks), H Ellis (Leicester), A Farrell (Saracens), T Flood (Newcastle), S Geraghty (London Irish), J Lewsey (Wasps), J Noon (Newcastle), S Perry (Bristol), J Robinson (Sale Sharks), P Richards (Gloucester), P Sackey (Wasps), M Tait (Newcastle), M Tindall (Gloucester), J Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons).
Forwards: A Brown (Gloucester), G Chuter (Leicester), M Corry (Leicester), L Deacon (Leicester), P Freshwater (Perpignan), D Grewcock (Bath), M Lund (Sale Sharks), L Mears (Bath), L Moody (Leicester), T Payne (Wasps), T Palmer (Wasps), T Rees (Wasps), S Thompson (Northampton), P Vickery (Wasps, capt), D Ward-Smith (Bristol), J White (Leicester), J Worsley (Wasps).