GIANTS caretaker coach Keiron Purtill believes the fans can be the ‘extra man’ and help Huddersfield secure a home Super League win over Warrington Wolves on Saturday.
Club officials are urging the supporters to turn out in force this weekend and wear their colours with pride.
With the game being shown live on Sky TV, the Giants are hoping the stadium becomes a sea of claret and gold.
And with Purtill aware the Wolves will be backed by over 2,000 fans after a run of four wins from five games, he knows the home supporters have a vital role to play.
“We’re proud of our recent home record (the Giants have won their last three at the Galpharm), and the fans have played their part,” said Purtill.
“Their support in the last game against Bradford, in particular, was magnificent, and I know how much it meant to the boys.
“And if they can do the same this weekend, I believe it could make all the difference in the world.
“I know the Warrington fans will be right behind their team, and if we can outshout them it will be fantastic.”
And Purtill’s sentiments were echoed by Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
“Creating a sea of claret and gold throughout the stadium is something we’re desperate to achieve,” he said.
“The Sky cameras are on us ahead of the big licensing decision day on Tuesday.
“So there really is no better time to wear our famous colours with pride and show the watching audience that we have a team and set of supporters to grace the competition for many years to come.
“We have relaxed some of the dress code restrictions for Saturday, so let’s see all the boxholders, sponsors and vice presidents in their club colours and make it a great carnival atmosphere at the Galpharm.
“The atmosphere against the Bulls last time out was great, and Keiron has likened it to an extra man for the team.
“So let’s recreate that noise and buzz around the place and enjoy doing it all again in the claret and gold.”