BROMSGROVE Sporting boss Bren Kelly has again called for the town's faithful to turn out in their droves as he prepares his troops for Saturday's visit from Hitchin Town.

The Rouslers have been attracting gates of 1,000-plus this season as Kelly helps bring the good times back and put the town firmly on the non-league football map.

And he insists the raucous support his side's success has received this season is a huge contributory factor to the club's climb up the table.

Sporting currently sit in second place in the Southern League Premier Central Division, two points adrift of Tamworth, who also have two games in hand.

Kelly said: "We have had huge crowds here for every game this season, and hopefully they will keep coming, because we certainly need them.

"We have a point to prove after drawing 2-2 there earlier in the season - we let them in for a late equaliser and afterwards they were celebrating like they had won the league, so we have a bit of a score to put right.

"It will be a tough test - they have beaten Peterborough Sports and Stourbridge already this season, but we will be well prepared."

Kelly will again be without star striker Mikey Taylor through injury, while Jack Hickman also remains sidelined, but otherwise, Kelly will have a pretty much fully fit squad to call upon.

Hitchin currently lie mid-table in 16th spot.

Last Saturday's scheduled league match at Hednesford Town was called off thanks to the devastating effects on Storm Dennis.