TAUNTON Town Football Club have issued a plea to the people of Taunton and surrounding areas to offer their support.

After five home matches being postponed due to the volume of rain, the club is now keeping their fingers crossed that Thursday night's match at home against local rivals Weston-super-Mare will go ahead.

Brian Pollard, club Vice-Chairman said: "The club now more than ever needs the town’s support. The lack of game revenue has only deepened the financial challenges the club is facing.

"We urge every fan –  please come to this week’s game. Maybe bring some family or friends, maybe come a bit earlier to have a pint or buy something in the shop."

Pollard explained that the more people that come to the game, the more money the club makes, it is as simple as that.

"Increased numbers of people through the gate makes such a difference to a club like ours and it is now more crucial than ever," he said.

"Tickets can also be bought in advance online, which again is a big help to the club."