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The manager speaks on the absence of fans

A frank assessment from Gary Rowett...

24 September 2020

Gary Rowett has urged everyone to "rally around" and "do whatever we can" after it was revealed that supporters will be unable to attend stadiums until March 2021.

The Lions were preparing to welcome fans back to The Den for the visit of Luton Town on 20th October, but new government guidance means that almost the entire 2020/21 campaign will be played behind-closed-doors.

Speaking to after Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie against Burnley, the manager explained the importance of supporters being able to come to matches once again, and also praised Lions chairman John Berylson for his assistance during the pandemic so far.

"One of the disappointments for me [on Wednesday] was that it could have been a real rip-roaring Cup-tie, at home, at The Den, but it is tinged with disappointment from everyone at the club that we can't get fans back," he said.

"It's important for us as a club that we get our fans back in here, and it is also important economically. Our owner [John Berylson] has supported us really well, but it's a difficult scenario when you've got less income.

"I think we all need to rally around and do whatever we can to remain as strong as we can."

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