Head coach Alan Tait is calling on all Falcons fans to get right behind his side for the New Year’s Eve blockbuster at home to Northampton Saints (kick-off 2pm).
Tait who has guided the Falcons to six games unbeaten on home soil will be aiming to make it seven when the star-studded Saints are in town.
Speaking after the Falcons Boxing Day defeat at the hands of Sale Sharks, Tait said: “It has been a real battle to get anything on the road so we have got to make Kingston Park a fortress.
“We have got to turn things around against one of the best sides in the country but the boys know they have got what it takes.”
The northeasterners fought back from 19-3 down to almost snatch victory at Edgeley Park but a sucker-punch Mark Cueto try secured the spoils for Steve Diamond’s men.
“Although the fight-back was tremendous we fell off at the end after putting ourselves in a great position in which to win a game of rugby,” said Tait.
“It is disappointing not to get anything out of the game as I thought we deserved a point at least – but full marks to Sale.
“They are really competitive around the breakdowns and ruck areas and fair play to them as it is up to us to protect the ball in those areas.
“I have watched them a lot on the video and although they have not got many stars in their side they work hard for one another.
“We are obviously disappointed with the outcome as we should have come away with something but now we have to focus on the next game.”
Turning his attention to the visit of Jim Mallender’s unit, Tait added: “It is a very quick turnaround against a team who will be playing a couple of notches up from what we played against today.
“We will certainly have our work cut out but it is at Kingston Park and we do play well there.
One positive from the Sale game was the impressive performance of Tongan flyer Suka Hufanga who looked potent with ball in hand.
“He is a good kid and he is learning all the time,” Tait said of the former Brive man.
“It is difficult to come in half way through the season but one thing he does give you is enthusiasm and gets around the field. He is definitely an asset for the team,” added Tait.
The club has a whole host of match day entertainment planned for the New Year’s Eve clash including pre-match analysis with Doddie Weir and the Falcons players as well as live music from the Redwings.
It promises to be an entertaining day so why not celebrate the New Year in style with family and friends.
With demand to be at Kingston Park for this game high and tickets selling quickly we advise all fans to book as soon as possible. Getting your tickets to the game couldn’t be easier simply click here to buy online where you can also print your tickets at home to save time and money, call our 24 hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 or the Ticket Office at Kingston Park will be open every day this week 9am – 5pm and from 9am on New Year’s Eve.