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ROBBIE: FANS CAN DRIVE US ON

Posted on 27 October 2007  - 12:00

Captain Robbie Keane believes the support from the stands could give the lads the added edge they need to overcome Blackburn Rovers in tomorrow's game.

Captain Robbie Keane believes the support from the stands could give the lads the added edge they need to overcome Blackburn Rovers in tomorrow's game.

Speaking after the team’s first full training session coached by Clive Allen and Alex Inglethorpe, the Irish frontman admits the players are desperate to get back to winning ways after a disappointing start to the season and has stressed the great support of the fans will be a contributing factor to anything that is taken from the game.

“The last few days have been tough for everyone associated with the Club but we cannot lose sight of the fact that we have a game tomorrow. We are not in a good position in the table and every point we pick up will have a huge bearing on where we finish come the end of the season.

“Clive has stepped into the breach and the lads are fully behind him. We are all pulling in the same direction to ensure we get the win in order to get ourselves moving back up the league.

“We are professionals and we have to go out there and do our job in that manner. The focus and determination is there, you only had to see training today to know that.

“It is a home match in front of our own fans and that can only be seen as an advantage for the team.

“I know it has been said so many times but they are like a twelfth man and their support will be as important as ever when we take to the pitch against Blackburn. Their huge vocal support has driven us on in the past and it can only help us in our cause tomorrow.”