Northampton Town midfielder Alan McCormack says the #CobblerintheCrowd scheme has really made an impression on the players, particularly the idea taken up by so many supporters to arrange to have the image of a loved one who has passed at the game.
Once such image will be that of Harry Dunn, the young season ticket holder who was killed in a tragic road accident in August.
"It is a brilliant chance to have Harry with us," said McCormack.
"People will know he is with us, his family will know he is with us and we all know his spirit will live on through this football club.
"That is what #CobblerintheCrowd has done, it has brought memories alive, it has brought people together and as players we want to repay those who will be with us in spirit.
"Their memory will always be with us and the football club.
"The whole coronavirus outbreak has really brought the club together. From the integrity and the transparency of the Chairman, to the news of supporters turning down refunds to us as players forgoing money to help the club, everyone has pulled together and the fans have certainly brought in to that spirit.
"This pandemic could have ruined some clubs but we have seen how good the town is and how much the town values the club. It is a shame supporters cannot be here on Thursday because I am sure the place would have been rocking."