Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas urges fans' support

Kelvin Thomas

Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas has called on the club's fans to pack the Kassam Stadium this Saturday as they chase a League Two play-off place.

The U's host Southend in their last home game of the season with Chris Wilder's side just outside the final play-off place in the division.

But they are only two points behind Crewe and waiting for any Alex slip up.

"We have at least two huge matches to come where your backing can really make the difference," said Thomas.

Thomas added: "If you know friends, family or colleagues that can come along and get behind the team this Saturday then I urge you to bring them along. Let's try and get 10,000 Oxford fans right behind the team.

"There will be more twists and turns in the last couple of games. We have to put ourselves in the best position to take advantage and get into the play-offs where we all want to be."

"This Saturday we play Southend at home and the pressure is on us, but this team have already shown what they can do under pressure just like the Swindon fixtures.

"Last weekend's results have made a play-off spot a little harder to get but we are all focused on getting the result we need on Saturday.

"The game effectively becomes as important as a first leg play-off game and I hope the support will reflect that.

"Southend still have an outside chance of automatic promotion and will be bringing a large support, but I know you as fans can respond to this and create a fantastic atmosphere on Saturday."

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