He said: "It's a shame, as I am sure it would have made for a wonderful day out. But if that is how it must be, we need to make the most of a bad situation. Without the fans there, we have to double our efforts.
"I honestly did not think we would be doing so well, but we were certain of the quality of our squad. This is a group created by a project that goes way back. Up until now we really are a surprise, but I want to see confirmation of that, starting from the Genoa game."