John Mulvihill is relishing the prospect of a sold out Arms Park as Cardiff Blues target Heineken Champions Cup revenge against Saracens.
The Blues fell to a heavy defeat to the English giants on Sunday despite leading at half-time thanks to a Blaine Scully try and a stunning solo effort from Matthew Morgan.
Injuries took their toll against the star-studded Saracens at Allianz Park but Mulvihill believes home advantage and a packed Cardiff Arms Park can prove a leveller.
With five days remaining until kick-off, all areas of the iconic ground are sold out with the exception of the North Terrace, where around 500 tickets remain.
Mulvihill said: “It’s awesome to hear the Arms Park is virtually sold out. We have such a loud, knowledgeable and passionate supporter base and when the Arms Park is packed there is nowhere better.
“It will be the first time that it has been quite this busy since I have been here and I can’t wait for Saturday because it will definitely be another notch up.
“That home support can make all the difference against Sarries. We were right in the contest for 50 minutes last week but injuries plus some indiscipline and mistakes really cost us against one of the strongest teams in Europe.
“We’re determined to put in a complete performance this time around and give all of those coming out to support us something to be really proud of.”
While Cardiff Blues were left battered and bruised by the Allianz Park encounter, he has revealed several front-line players could all return to contention for Saturday.
With an extensive injury list, the return to fitness of the likes of Kristian Dacey, Josh Navidi and Rey Lee-Lo plus the availability of Nick Williams is a significant boost.
Mulvihill added: “We obviously picked up a few injuries on the weekend and there were a lot of sore bodies across the board but we should see a few other players back in contention this week.
“Nick will be back and players like Kristian, Rey and Navs should all be back. It’s important that we look after players but with so many important fixtures coming up it’s great to get some key guys back.”
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