Witches boss Hilton keen to bring back the ‘Foxhall roar’ ahead of Glasgow visit

Phil Hilton is keen to bring the Foxhall roar back to the heath this summer

Phil Hilton is keen to bring the Foxhall roar back to the heath this summer - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches team manager Phil Hilton hopes to bring back the ‘Foxhall roar’ as his team face a crucial summer period.

High-flying Glasgow Tigers are in town tonight in a Premier League fixture at Foxhall Stadium (7.30pm) – the sixth-placed Witches looking to cement an end-of-season play-off berth.

However, while the Witches have been hot on their travels this season, at Foxhall they have been anything but – and Hilton hopes the fans can help put that right.

“We have dropped too many points at home, we all know that,” he said.

“I know we haven’t been at our best at Foxhall and haven’t given our fans too much to shout about, but we are getting there and I know the boys in the team really notice it when the fans get behind them.

“Last week when Danny King won heat one from a 15-metre handicap, the crowd went crazy. It was brilliant, a real Foxhall roar, like the good old days.

“I know how Scunthorpe’s fans behaved towards us on Friday night at their place. It was intimidating and it got their boys fired up, even if we still ran out winners.

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“I want our fans to do the same, be noisy, be intimidating. I know they can be.”

The Witches face a Glasgow side tonight who have one of the best away records in the Premier League and welcome back Aussie World Cup star Nick Morris after injury.

Along with Richard Lawson and Aaron Summers they have a strong top three.

“Glasgow are one of the best sides in the League,” said Hilton.

“I want us to start winning big at Foxhall. We are a good team, I know I keep saying that, I want us to become invincible at home.”

Tonight is the start of the ‘kids go free’ offer for the summer holidays at Foxhall. (Children six to 15 years of age are eligible).

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