Regan Booty says Notts County need to set the tone early when they host AFC Fylde on Saturday.
With ticket prices slashed, a big crowd is expected at Meadow Lane for the Magpies’ clash with last season’s play-off finalists.
And Booty feels the increased numbers through the gate can help make the difference, providing Notts use them to their advantage.
“If we start the game well, we’ll get a lot of fans behind us and the momentum will be on our side,” said the midfielder.
“We need to use the big crowd to our advantage and put on a performance that gets them backing us from the first whistle.
“The atmosphere has been great all season at Meadow Lane and we hope the fans will spur us on because they can be a massive help.
“You want to play in front of as many people as you can so it’d be great to see supporters bring their friends and families down.
"Hopefully we put on a good performance so they want to come and watch us again.”
Booty has been a hit with supporters following his arrival in August but has suggested he’s yet to hit the heights he knows he can in a Notts shirt.
“I’ve done alright but I think there is still more to come from me,” he revealed.
“I’m putting 100 per cent in every week and I’m trying to be as much of a complete midfielder as possible and to do my part – hopefully the fans like what they see.
“It’s been good to play a couple of games on the bounce in the last week and be out there helping the team as much as I can.
“I’m settling well with the boys both in and out of football, which is important because it gives you more confidence and that’s when you can produce your best performances.”
“We’re still getting to know each other as a group and I think it’s only a matter of time until we go on a run of three, four or five games,” continued Booty.
“I think there’s still a lot to come from us because we’ve not really had a complete performance – it’s been in patches during games.
“We scored five goals against Chorley and I think we have that in us a couple more times this season so we’re looking for that full performance and hopefully we produce it on Saturday.”