Posh ace calls for big turnout

Mackail-Smith: Targets home success

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Peterborough striker Craig Mackail-Smith has pleaded for Posh fans to brave the arctic weather on Friday night.

Gary Johnson's side have have failed to win their last three home games in League One with just 4,423 turning up for the draw with Leyton Orient last time out.

But with a clash against Rochdale coming up, Mackail-Smith said: "A big crowd has a massive impact on the players. Everyone wants thousands of supporters there cheering us on, but we haven't given them a lot to shout about recently.

"It is great when the fans are there through the good times, but we also need them in a situation like this when things haven't been going that well.

"So hopefully people will come down on Friday to watch us and fingers crossed we can repay them with a good result.

"We are only three points off the play-offs, four points off third and only six away from second. We have a run of games that we should be looking to take maximum points from and hopefully we can soon get ourselves back into a challenging position."