Rosenior: We need the Amex to be a fortress

Liam Rosenior in pre-season action at Crawley. Picture by Phil Westlake

Liam Rosenior in pre-season action at Crawley. Picture by Phil Westlake

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Liam Rosenior is urging Seagulls supporters to help make the Amex a fortress for the upcoming season.

Albion play at home on Sunday for the first time since they exited the play-offs against Sheffield Wednesday in May and Rosenior wants fans to create the same electric atmosphere this season they did in that second-leg tie.

The Amex was rocking that night and Rosenior admitted he had goosebumps while sat in the dug-out as a substitute: “What we need the fans to be, especially at home, is as loud as they can be and to make it a fortress and a horrible place to come for teams.

“Sometimes that can be a goal start. I’ve never heard an atmosphere like when we played against Sheffield Wednesday at home. I was on the bench and had goosebumps, it was unbelievable and we need that for all 23 home games this year and hopefully not in the play-offs.

“The away support is incredible – we had 7,000 go to MK Dons, so the base of the support is there and we need them in order to be successful.

“I’ve only been here a year but I feel I have a real good affinity with the fans but the support for all the players here is great. It makes you want to give them something as well.”

The 31-year-old is loving life on the coast and wants to remain at Albion for a long time.

He said: “I love it down here and I will be here after I retire, 100 per cent. My wife is happy here, the kids are happy here and that enables me to do what I do on the football pitch.

“This is the club I want to be at for a long time, in any capacity, as a player and hopefully one day as a coach.

“But in order to achieve that I need to show my worth and perform on the pitch and show a good personality and a good work ethic off the pitch as well.”

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