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Paul Hurst on Fan Support

6 January 2018

Gaffer calls on the crowd for FA Cup clash

Shrewsbury Town Boss Paul Hurst has called on the fans to make their voices heard when Town take on West Ham tomorrow.

The club announced on Thursday that all tickets have been sold for the Third Round FA Cup clash.

Paul was always hopeful that the game would be a sell-out and is now looking for a bumper atmosphere.  

“When the draw was made I was praying that it would be a sell-out because I don’t think the players can realistically have done much more on the pitch than they have this season”, Hurst said.  

“I wasn’t entirely sure whether West Ham fans would both with it being on TV but I’ve been told that they snapped up their tickets in no time, so it should be a great atmosphere and there’s the added spice of having the TV cameras here as well.”

Hurst is hoping that the team can play their part on the pitch and wants the fans to do their part off it as well.

“It’s great having all the excitement going into the game, but we’ve got to try and keep the crowd involved as much as possible”, said Paul.

“The fact that West Ham have sold out means that the fans can bounce off each other, so there’s no excuse there and hopefully they can really encourage the team.

“I’m not sure how intimidating we can make it because it is a nice stadium and a good pitch for them to play on, but we can certainly try and make it uncomfortable and inspire our own players to reach the heights individually, but most importantly together.”  

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