Fans sing out their support for club in its hour of need

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POMPEY supporters were singing at the tops of their voices this weekend to support the club after its turbulent past few weeks.

Thousands of fans have now signed up to the Pompey’s 12th Man campaign to show support for the club.

And The News is today publishing a poster urging fans to pack Fratton Park for the next two games at home.

Scott Mclachlan, spokesman for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust, said the atmosphere at the club’s away game against Peterborough on Saturday was electric.

He said: ‘It was an absolutely fantastic day.

‘It was great to have that atmosphere.

‘There were a lot of people I hadn’t seen at games for a long time who had made the effort.

‘With everything that has been going on I think it has pushed people into doing that.

‘I don’t see any reason why we can’t pack the Park.’

Mr Mclachlan added he had received phone calls from fans living abroad who want to buy tickets for others to go in their place.

More than 3,350 fans have pledged their support to the Pompey’s 12th Man initiative.

It is the brainchild of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust to unite fans under one banner to show the support and passion Blues fans have for their club.

It also asks fans to pledge their support for a new model of club ownership, giving fans a tangible stake or voice in the running of Portsmouth Football Club.

If you would like to register your support with the campaign, visit pompeys12thman.co.uk.