Tranmere Rovers top scorer James Norwood says that the SWA can make the difference as Micky Mellon’s side push for automatic promotion from Sky Bet League Two.
The forward has struck 27 league goals this term as TRFC sit fifth in the fourth-tier, just two points behind the top three positions with just four games left to play.
Ahead of Good Friday’s home fixture with Mark Cooper’s Forest Green Rovers at Prenton Park, Norwood has praised the SWA and feels that they will be vital in Tranmere’s promotion push.
He said: “The last two games against Carlisle and MK Dons, they (the SWA) have been massive for us, they have made such a difference especially when we conceded the goal so quickly on Saturday, they stuck with us and hopefully we can put on a performance that they will enjoy.
“The difference has been noticed by the players more so than ever my four years here, the amount of people who are turning up is making that much of a difference and hopefully we’re playing the football that can attract more.
“We know we are a tough place to come to. We have a massive backing. We have players who love to play at home in front of a big crowd. Teams that are coming here need to come and try and win as they are in and around us and we will make it as difficult for them as Saturday.”
Rovers head in to the clash on the Wirral as one of the form sides in the division with boss Mellon recently winning March’s Manager of the Month award.
And the 28-year-old former Forest Green Rovers man feels that every game from now until the end of the campaign must be treated as a cup final but insists that he and his team-mates remain positive about their promotion chances.
Norwood added: “We know that every game is a cup final and we know that if we lose, we stand a chance of not making the automatics so to win and get the three points means that we get to fight another day and hopefully we’ll take another three points on Friday.
“I think we are on a good run. We’ve won a lot of games recently and from where we were in January to where we are now is just a massive difference and we’re all in a positive mind and believe that we can win every game.
“We’ve got to win games. If we look past the next game, we’re doing ourselves a disservice, we have to win on Friday, we’ve got ourselves to a position where we have given ourselves a chance and we can’t let that slip.”
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