SAINTS are calling on fans to recreate the Cardiff Spirit' when they take one of their largest away followings since relegation to Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

The last of the 3,200 tickets for the away end at The Valley were snapped up soon after being placed on sale at St Mary's yesterday.

It will be Saints' largest away support for a regular Championship game - only last season's play-off semi-final at Derby saw more fans travel.

Saints will pack 11 coaches with fans for the game, with two coaches being filled within 12 minutes of the ticket office opening on Monday, following the superb victory against Bristol City two days earlier which lifted the club out of the Championship's relegation zone.

Fans going to the Charlton game are being urged to wear yellow - the colour Saints fans paraded to such great effect in the 2003 FA Cup final at the Millennium Stadium (pictured).

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