SAINTS Women’s head coach Marieanne Spacey-Cale calls on supporters to bring the noise at St Mary’s on Sunday, adding: “It’s a fortress for the guys, let’s make it one for the women’s team as well.”

Saints host Bristol City, who compete in the Championship, in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, 30 January.

It is only the second-ever time the Women’s side have competed at the home ground of the men’s first team.

Saints are targeting promotion from the National League this campaign, but full focus will now be on hoping they can cause an upset and put on another impressive cup run.

“The fans have been brilliant this season and what has really helped us,” Spacey-Cale told the club website.

“This is the big message out to them, when they’re loud. We’ve given them plenty to cheer about tonight and we want them to bring their voices on Sunday.

“They are like another player on the pitch for us when they’re singing, we feel like they’re another part of the team.

“So when they’re there on Sunday, raise the roof. It’s a fortress for the guys so let’s make it a fortress for the women’s team as well.”

She continued: “It’s an exciting prospect a game against Bristol (City) and it’s a real mark of where we’re at.

“We know they’re in the Championship and doing well, we’re going into it as underdogs but what we have to do is concentrate on ourselves, focus on what we can do.

“We’ve worked really hard so now it’s about recovery and getting yourself in the best position for Sunday, it’s exciting, at St Mary’s.

“The girls will be buzzing to get out there and perform for the fans and for the club.”