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1 March 2013

Fans have a part to play in crucial run-in says Mick ahead of Leicester clash

Mick McCarthy is looking for the Blue Army to make Portman Road a difficult place for the opposition as Town head into a crucial stage of the season. 

Promotion-chasing Leicester are the visitors on Saturday in the first of the remaining six home games and the Town boss knows the role the supporters can play. 

“Fifty points seems to be generally considered the benchmark for safety in the Championship but this year it might be higher because the league is so tight,” says Mick, speaking in his column in tomorrow’s matchday programme. 

“The players are giving it everything and every match, every point is vital. We have six home games left and they are crucial. The support we have received from the fans has been terrific and we need to keep that going. We need to make Portman Road a real cauldron of noise and a difficult place for the opposition to come to. 

“It’s going to be another tough game for us against Leicester.  They slapped us six at their place back in November so we know about their quality and I have always thought they would be in the mix for promotion this season.

“They are a good, well-balanced side who will want the points to push their claims for an automatic spot. We obviously want them for other reasons and we need the fans to really get behind the players and make it a lively atmosphere."

Kick-off at Portman Road is 3pm. The digital version of the matchday programme is available now and works on PC, Mac and mobile. Click here for full details.  

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