KILMARNOCK's players are hitting the phones in a bid to boost the club's coffers in the wake of Rangers' exclusion from the SPL.
Fans who have not yet renewed, or those who have fallen away in recent years, can expect a call from skipper Manuel Pascali and other members of the first-team squad in a season-ticket drive.
Italian ace Pascali said: "I overheard the gaffer (Kenny Shiels) and Jimmy Nicholl talking about the need for the club to sell as many season tickets as possible to help make up for the loss of money due to us not playing Rangers at Rugby Park.
"They were saying how this was going to affect our plans for strengthening our squad and could also affect other areas of the club.
"I asked if there was anything that the players could do to help out and they suggested that we could get involved in phoning the fans. I thought why not and put it to the rest of the guys.
"It was no surprise to me when they agreed to help out either in making the calls or simply being available to meet the fans as they arrive to collect their season tickets."
Killie chairman Michael Johnston, who abstained in the SPL vote that condemned the Light Blues to Division Three, is hopeful fans will respond.
He said: "I would like to say a big 'thank you' to all of our supporters who have shown their support for the club by purchasing a season ticket.
"There is little doubt that this season in particular we'll need the support of our fans more than ever.
"At present sales are around 2,500 showing a significant rise over the corresponding period last year. This is hugely encouraging and if we can push that figure up to over 3,800 we'll exceed the highest number of season tickets sold in any of the last five years."
Meanwhile, Killie drew 1-1 at home to Huddersfield last night. Lee Johnson gave the Rugby Park side the lead, but free-scoring Scotland cap Jordan Rhodes levelled.