"They’ll be massive for us this season and when I think of the game against Middlesbrough, they really helped us out that day."
Greg Cunningham is experienced enough to know just how vital support from the stands can be in football.
The 28-year-old, who is on a season-long loan from Cardiff City, has confessed that he has "really enjoyed" his Ewood Park outings since making the move to the club on deadline day last month.
He's been impressed with the quality in Tony Mowbray's squad, and says the fans can give the players a real boost when things aren't going Rovers' way.
“Throughout the whole squad, which is very talented, it’s a really good group and I’m thrilled to be in amongst it all," he admitted to iFollow Rovers.
“We need to make sure that we do stick together because there are going to be times where we don’t get the rub of the green. Every time that happens we need to bounce back and move forward.
“We need to make sure we all pull in the right direction for the club and ensure we’re in the right position at the end of the season to really be challenging.
“It’s our job to do the work at the back to get clean sheets, but at the same time we do need to help the boys further up the pitch.
“We want to make Ewood a fortress," he added.
"Since I’ve been here I’ve really enjoyed playing at home, and if we’re going to be up there this season then we need to win our home games.
“The fans play their part and are vocal. They’ll be massive for us this season and when I think of the game against Middlesbrough, they really helped us out that day.”