Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy says he wants the fans onside as he looks to make his mark on the League Two club.
The former Chelsea coach has made it clear he sees the community and supporters as a big part of the future at Reds.
Drummy has promised changes and a new philosophy as well as improvements to facilities off the field.
The 55-year-old also wants the club’s faithful fans’ backing as they move forwards, but knows they must perform on the pitch for that to happen.
He said: “The link with the fans is very important, we need the fans on-side.
“Ok, this season hasn’t been the best, but they know we are pushing for it and I am telling the players the way to play.
“If you come to a game that you think is exciting and then we get a winning formula, then the fans, I think will be the 12th man.
“It is that you come to Crawley and there is a noise and an atmosphere there, that’s what we want.
“That is generated by both of us, they are not just going to clap if we are bad, I understand that.
“But we want to get the fans on our side, I am excited to link with that and I am sure there will be fans’ forums. We can meet and we are happy to do that.”
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