Bennett: “We really need the fans”

City man calling on home support

Ahead of the visit of Portsmouth on Saturday, Scot Bennett is hoping that the City supporters turn out in force to give the Grecians that extra few percent when the game gets underway at 3pm.

Exeter got off to a flyer at home this season, but results at home haven’t gone the right way in front of the home faithful in recent months.

Only a few hundred fans saw cracking away wins at Northampton, Fleetwood, Scunthorpe and Accrington earlier this season – and Scot is keen to make sure that the crowd on Saturday, which is set to be amongst the largest turnouts of the season, will all get to witness City at their best.

He is also hopeful that they will help to contribute towards what should be an electric atmosphere, if the previous meeting between the two clubs in November is anything to go by.

“I think our fans haven’t had the most to cheer this season – I don’t think our home form has been good enough,” said Scot.  “But if they can get behind the boys, we could do with that – we really need the fans to get behind us at the minute to raise spirits at home.

“Our home form isn’t quite going the way we want it to, so anything that will help to turn that around is going to be brilliant.”

Performances over the past month have seen City looking every bit as good as their opponents in any given fixture, so there is plenty of room for optimism in the camp.

In the last two games in particular, as Exeter earned a point from both Oxford and Burton, the Grecians couldn’t quite get the pendulum to swing their way – but Bennett feels that they aren’t far away.

“In the past two games we have dug deep, performed well and passed the ball well,” continued Bennett.  “I think we deserved to win both games and were unlucky not to – we just need to stick the ball in the back of the net a bit more.

“This league is so tight and every team has still got something to fight for.  It doesn’t matter where you go, every game is as big as the next.  So long as we can keep picking up points – even if it’s the odd point – then that’s going to be massive for us.”

Despite the positive performances in recent weeks, he also revealed that that would be superficial compared to the tangible prospect of three points on the board.

He concluded: “Whether we don’t get out our own half, or they hit the post three or four times, and we get a little dribbler over the line – it doesn’t matter.

“It’s the points at the end of the day, and that’s all we’re after.”

Click here to watch the full interview with Scot Bennett on Grecian Player.

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