Mark Warburton stressed the importance of the club being united as one as Nottingham Forest get the season underway against Millwall on Friday night.
Reds fans have backed the club tremendously with record season card sales and The City Ground is all set for a sell-out on opening night.
The Forest boss knows how much of an important role the fans can play against The Lions and he is ensuring his players know too.
He said: “I hope it is a full house here on Friday. The backing in terms of season cards is outstanding, and early as well. The fans showed their backing and belief and the players respond to that.
“The players are well aware of those figures and they know what they have to do. They have a responsibility to excite the fans and this club needs to be moving up the table. It is great to have their backing and we have to maintain the quality of performance to keep that backing in place and I hope every time we play here we have nearly a full house.
“The players need to know that everyone is buying into it. The fans are excited by a new season; there has been some difficult years but now we are in a good place and the players need to know how the fans respond.
“There has to be a togetherness. It is a statement used too often but it is all about the unity and the harmony displayed by the players, the staff, the fans and by the whole club. It is not just at the training ground or just at The City Ground, it is about one club together and if you can get it right, the results can be quite spectacular.”