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Hurst: Crowd can help us cause upset

21 January 2014

Kevan Hurst has praised the home support at Roots Hall and says they'll play a massive role against Hull City on Saturday

Kevan Hurst believes the home crowd can once again prove their importance when Hull City visit Roots Hall in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday afternoon.

Hurst says that ever since the Portsmouth game on New Year’s Day, there has been a new belief around Roots Hall, not just from the players, but also the players.

And with Premier League opposition rolling into town on Saturday, Hurst has highlighted the importance of the home support.

“There is a real belief around the place at the moment that this can be a special season for us all,” he said.

“The fans have always been supportive but I think the belief has been building and now they are starting to think ‘we can get promoted’ – the team thrives off that.

“Obviously it’s a bit different this weekend in the fact that we’re up against a Premier League team in Hull City, who are doing well.

“The support of the fans is going to be extremely important. It helped us get the wins against Portsmouth and Millwall.

“It is a step up from Millwall and we are well aware of that, but we’re full of confidence at the moment.

“Of course we know that Hull are expected to the win the game, but there’s nothing stopping us causing an upset if we play as we have been playing.

“The fans will play a big part in that and hopefully it’ll be another memorable day at Roots Hall.”

Hurst missed out on the chance to play against Millwall in the last round, but he’s hopeful he’ll be in the side this weekend.

“I came out of the side for the Millwall came and it was probably our best performance of the season, so it was great to come back in against Plymouth,” he added.

“I feel like I’m playing some of the best football of my career and all players want to play in the big games.

“This is one of those so hopefully I can keep my place in the side and we can look to cause a cup shock on Saturday.”

An exclusive interview with Kevan is available on Blues Player.

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