Hull City full-back Ahmed Elmohamady believes home support could be key for the Tigers in their attempt to halt a six-game losing streak.
The Tigers' defeat at Watford on Saturday meant that they have gone eight matches without a win in the top-flight, but Elmohamady hopes increased support can help them turn things around.
"We need the fans"
The Egyptian exclaimed "we need the fans of course." His rallying cry comes after Hull hit a record low attendance in their Premier League history of just 18,522 against Stoke City in their last home game.
Sections of supporters boycotted the Tigers' opening game of the season at the KCOM Stadium and have been reluctant to come back, particularly with their side on an alarming spiral down the table.
Elmohamady added: "The fans can be the 12th man so we need them to be right behind the team. Whatever else is on their mind, we need their top vocal support during the 90 minutes to help us towards three points."
The suggestion comes after lyrics to chants appeared on advertising hoardings around the KCOM in their last home venture, but had little to no effect.
Only 84.4% of seats filled
The Hull marketing team have taken further steps to increase attendance figures by dropping the prices of upcoming games against Southampton and Newcastle United in the Premier League and EFL Cup respectiely.
They currently sit 16th in the league for average number of spectators, but have only filled 84.4% of seats, a figure only higher than fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Elmohamady himself will be hoping to rekindle the form he showed last season in the Championship. In the absence of Moses Odubajo he has been utilised in a more defensive position, but has struggled to cope with the likes of Jordon Ibe and Marko Arnautovic in recent matches.
Hull will be hoping for more fans, a greater atmosphere and three points on Sunday as Mike Phelan attempts to turn the KCOM stadium into a fortress in their bid to survive the drop.