HARWICH and Parkeston assistant manager Mike Wallace believes the club's loyal supporters are playing a key role in the Shrimpers' resurgence.

Home crowds are encouraging while many fans also follow the team on their travels.

Wallace believes the supporters are a credit to their club and says they are helping drive the team forward.

"As a management team, we couldn't ask for a better or more loyal bunch," he said.

"Our home attendances have been great and they travel in numbers to away games, too.

"More often than not there are more of our fans at those matches than home supporters.

"Everyone's pulling together here and the supporters are a huge part of that, helping to make sure the club's moving in the right direction.

"We're not quite where we want to be yet but we're getting there.

"We're very grateful and it's always nice to see the same fans at every game."

While other supporters might turn on their team, Wallace says the Harwich fans are always "positive and constructive".

"They're always there, come rain or shine, and even when we lose we get messages of support telling us to keep going and not to worry," he added.

"Some fans can turn on their team when they're not winning but that never happens here.

"They have their opinions and we love to hear them, but they're always positive and constructive.

"They've created something special and are always supportive of the players and management team."

Harwich had no game last weekend but return to action at home to Wormley Rovers on Saturday.

They then make the short trip to Brantham Athletic for a League Challenge Cup tie on Tuesday.