ACCRINGTON Stanley fans are to approach bosses at the club to ask them to reverse a total ban on drums.
The club announced last week it would ban drums from matches at the newly-named Fraser Eagle Stadium after the first meeting of a residents' liaison forum, where complaints were raised about noise levels on matchdays.
Some of Stanley's supporters have voiced their disappointment at the decision and hope to negotiate a compromise with chief executive Rob Heys .
Steve Lowe, one of the Stanley Ultras, said he hoped fans would be able to reach an agreement with the club which could see the drum permitted at daytime matches but not in the evenings.
He said: "Whenever anything's banned outright people get hot under the collar but hopefully we will be able to reach a compromise. People are already talking about it.
"I can understand the residents' concerns with night games and maybe if we were to come to a compromise where the drum was only used in the daytime that might work.
"Personally I enjoy the atmosphere the drum creates at matches and we have been promoted, so it clearly works.
"We would quite like to be involved at the next residents' meeting because we feel passionate about the club and as the club grows other problems are likely to develop.
"We believe sport is of benefit to the whole community."
Andrew Camm, who along with other fans formed the Ultras group in 2004, said: "Some people are really disappointed but we can carry on with or without the drums.
"We can still support the club with our voices and make a lot of noise for them."
My Heys said nobody had approached him to discuss the ban, which had originally been planned for night games but would be extended to cover all home matches.
He added: "We will always listen to people if they want to approach us with any ideas."