Barry Hails Fans

Thursday 23 August 2001

Barry Hayles, the first Fulham player to score a goal at Craven Cottage in the Premier League says the Club's supporters must take as much credit for his teams win as the players on the pitch.

Speaking on Thursday morning Hayles said:

"The supporters were different class on Wednesday and they really got behind us. It makes a world of difference to the team and they must take credit for that.

"Things were pretty even at one stage during the second half but the fans lifted us. And that was probably the difference at the end.

"I can't remember a better atmosphere at the Cottage. It was electrifying."

Fulham are hoping for another bumper crowd when they take on Derby County on Saturday and Hayles added that the supporters, like the team, must continue with their good form.

"It's vital that the supporters keep up turning up the volume. If they sense things are tight on the pitch, they can be our 12th man and help us turn things in our favour."