SHEFFIELD United winger Ryan Flynn has urged Bramall Lane supporters to create a wall of noise as Danny Wilson’s side prepare to entertain Port Vale in the FA Cup.
Micky Adams’ team are expected to enjoy a 3,500- strong following during this afternoon’s second-round tie but Flynn has backed the home crowd to win the volume war.
“Our fans always get behind us,” he said. “The bigger the away crowd the more noise they seem to make. It definitely does make a difference when you are out there on the pitch.
“I know people might say it doesn’t but it does.
“I always remember our league game against Stevenage towards the end of last season when you could tell they were almost trying to will the ball into the back of the net.
“I know our fans will make themselves heard. Home or away, they always do.”
With United, who travel to Coventry City in the JP Trophy on Tuesday, currently fourth in League One, some observers have claimed Wilson’s squad should have more pressing concerns than booking a place in tomorrow’s third-round draw.
But Flynn added: “Everybody in football remembers a good cup run and that’s what we’re trying to put together.
“Doyler (Michael Doyle) has been telling us in the dressing room about when he was at Leeds and they drew Manchester United.
“It’s really inspirational stuff and it would be great to be a part of something like that here.
“Nobody in football derides the FA Cup. Absolutely nobody.”
Vale are managed by Wilson’s predecessor, Adams, and Flynn said: “This game is purely about winning, not performance.”