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Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green has urged the North Queensland home crowd to be loud and proud for the vital round 26 clash with Manly on Saturday night.

With 18,000 tickets already sold, it will be one of the largest audiences of the season at 1300SMILES Stadium as the Cowboys try to seal a home final with a 10th straight home victory.

“I’d really love to see a huge crowd out here on Saturday night,” Green said today.

“We need as much support as we can.

“I know how much their crowd gives it to us when we play Manly at Brookvale Oval so I’d really love to see a huge North Queensland crowd to support us and make life difficult for them.”

Green confirmed the Cowboys would again be 1-17 for tomorrow night’s game.

If North Queensland lose they could drop as low as seventh and face a knockout semi-final away from home in the opening week of the finals.

A victory would mean the Cowboys would finish no worse than their current fifth position.

“All that we can do that is in our control is play well on Saturday night,” Green said.

“We’ll do that and the rest will sort itself out.”

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