Fulham shot stopper Marcus Bettinelli has called on the cottagers fans to make an intimidating atmosphere when Derby travel to London.
A sole goal from Cameron Jerome was enough to give Derby a one goal advantage going in to tonight’s game, and the goalkeeper is hoping the fas can give the team an extra push and become the Cottagers twelfth man.
Speaking to the club website, Bettinelli said “We just need everyone behind us, we need every corner of the stadium to be screaming and shouting the whole game
“If we go 1-0 down we need them to keep screaming and shouting for us and get us through this leg. Last season at Reading away the fans were brilliant, cheering us on, so we’ll need the same.
“We need the fans on form on Monday, cheering us forward and giving everything they’ve got, and we’ll be doing all we can to get the win for them.”
Defeat at Pride Park presents Fulham with an uphill challenge, but Bettinelli believes its one that the home side can rise too.
“Fair play to Derby, they defended extremely well, but I think everyone could see we were by far the better team.” He said.
“It’s a tough place to come and with the run we’ve been on everyone expects us to just kick teams to the curb and beat them comfortably, but that’s not the case.
“But it’s fine, we’re 1-0 down at half-time, we’ll go into the next game full of confidence and attack. We’ve got nothing to lose, we’re great going forward, so we’re in a positive frame of mind going back to the Cottage.”
Fulham will still be considered favourites despite the first leg defeat, and the fans can play a key role in helping the Whites make it too Wembley.