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Fans at Twickenham are believing in a Northampton Saints victory

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Northampton Saints fans say they’re expecting a trophy today as the Franklin’s Gardens army continue to descend on Twickenham ahead of the potentially historic Premiership final.

Saints are aiming to win their first Premiership title in the play-off final against Saracens.

And with two hoodoos already smashed - a cup final victory and a euphoric win over Leicester - in their last two games, fans gathering at the stadium are believing in a win today.

Derek Alland, 48, from Duston, who travelled to Twickenham with three generations of his family said: “It’s an expensive day but as long as the Saints play like we know they can it’ll be worth it.

“It’s going to be absolutely electric. We’ll out-cheer Sarries, we always do.”

Alan Thomson from West Haddon said: “We’ve been coming good in the last quarter lately and this is our last quarter of the season.

“We can silence stadiums of opposition fans with our support and it’s our time to win.”

Ray Jaycock, from Eydon, said: “It’s going to be tight but there’s a few scores to settle today and that’ll be our motivation.”

Ella Bevan, a Saints director, said: “The club alone is taking 50 coaches and we’ve sold every one of our 8,500 tickets.

“But we know that in the time after the final whistle of the Leicester game, about another 3,000 were changing hands.

“Many more will have been sold early to Saints supporters hoping we’d get to the final.

“I’m extremely confident we’ll outnumber the Sarries fans.”

The Chron will be bringing updates throughout the day, online and on Twitter via @Chronandecho, @Chronsport and @WheresTommyV. Email your pictures and video of you heading to the match to editor@northantsnews.co.uk and we’ll publish the best online and next week’s paper. You can also tweet your pictures to @Chronandecho

 

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