Crewe Alex: Fans take to the internet for one final fan push
CREWE fans are urging friends and family to join them and cheer their team into the League Two play-offs.
They have launched a Facebook campaign as part of their bid to boost the gate for tomorrow's final League Two fixture with Aldershot (3pm) to around the 7,000 mark.
Gresty Road gates have averaged 3,997 this season with the biggest crowd so far being the 6,613 who watched last September's derby clash with Port Vale.
During their Championship heyday Crewe once recorded a season average of 7,531 (2003/2004) – but gates have been hit by two relegations.
The remarkable transformation under Steve Davis has pushed recent attendances over the 5,000 mark with the last home game – a 1-0 success over rivals Cheltenham – watched by 5,495.
The Alex ticket office had sold 4,500 tickets 48 hours before kick-off in the decisive clash from which Crewe need just a point to secure a top-seven finish.
And organisers of Crewe Alexandra Supporters' Initiative are working over-time to persuade lapsed supporters and potential fans to swell the home following.
David Coleman, of Crewe ASI, said: "This is a rallying call from the Alex diehards.
"We've got a page on Facebook and others have been texting everyone they know.
"There's a real feel-good factor around the club now. Crowds have been increasing recently and we want to push the numbers up even more.
"The team are doing their bit on the pitch, so let's see if we can do ours."
Ashley Westwood (bruised foot) and Dave Artell (hamstring) are rated 50-50 for the game.
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