Accrington Stanley supporters and community leaders are urging fans to ‘get behind their club’ and cheer the players on to promotion.
The high-flying Reds have enjoyed a ‘dream’ season so far and currently sit in fifth place in the table - level on points with third place Bristol Rovers who are in the last automatic promotion spot.
The club’s success and entertaining brand of football has also attracted high-profile former players and pundits to the Wham Stadium in recent weeks, including Robbie Savage and Jermaine Jenas.
With six games left in the season, including three crunch home games against Morecambe, York and Stevenage, fans are calling on the local community to do all they can to help the Reds reach League One.
Nick Westwell, chairman of the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club, said if Stanley achieve promotion then it would be a ‘bigger achievement’ than Leicester City winning the Premier League.
He said: “It’s been a dream come true this season. They are just playing like one big family and a group of mates with a lot of passion which money can’t buy.
“I can see it in the players’ eyes that they want to go up automatically.
“Last weekend we had our fifth gate of over 2,000 people so things are improving and we want to see more people in the last few games to help us get promotion.
“People are slowly waking up to the fact we might have something here. The fans are buying into it and you can tell by the bigger attendance gates.
“I think if we go up automatically it will be a bigger achievement than Leicester winning the Premier League.
“It’s like winning the Champions League for us to go up with the budget we have. It would be amazing and we have just got to keep going and get as many people coming to the games to back us.”
Council leader Miles Parkinson said it would be a ‘dream come true’ for Stanley to get promotion.
He said: “The team and the management have raised their game and they are now in the play-off spots.
“Hopefully if they are successful in the next few games then they could get promotion automatically instead of through the play-offs.
“We have to keep our fingers crossed and foot on the ground and back the club to go all the way.”