STEWART Day has issued a rallying call to Bury fans ahead of the final home game of the season.
The chairman wants to get Gigg Lane bouncing when Northampton come to town on Saturday.
He has reduced ticket prices to £5 for adults and £1 for children in a bid to pack out the stadium and help Lee Clark’s side take a massive step towards safety.
The Shakers moved to two points above the drop zone with Tuesday’s draw at Bolton and with a helping hand from the Whites on Saturday, who travel to fourth-bottom Port Vale, Bury could extend the gap to five points with a win against the Cobblers.
“It’s time to get behind the lads,” Day said. “We need the town and the team to come together and let’s make it a great atmosphere, let’s make it special.
“We have made it cheap so there is not really any excuse – come down and roar the team to safety.
“It’s a must-win game and it won’t be easy, but it presents us with a great opportunity and who knows, come five o’clock on Saturday we could be more or less safe."
Port Vale have a game in hand and will travel to local rivals Walsall on Tuesday before their final game at automatic promotion chasers Fleetwood Town next Sunday, when Bury will be at Southend, who are just outside the play-offs.
Day added: “Port Vale have that game in hand but it would put huge pressure on them if we win and results go our way.”
On the flip side, relegation does not bare thinking about for the chairman who claims the club are still on track for his five-year plan of reaching the Championship.
“Lee Clark has done a brilliant job,” he said. “He knows the task at hand is to keep the club in this division in the short term.
“Lee has signed up for the long term. Lee wants to be a League One manager next season and we want to be a League One club. If we can stay in this division it gives us a massive opportunity to rebuild in the summer and kick on with the five-year plan next year.”