KEN Anderson has called on Wanderers fans to help boost Phil Parkinson’s January transfer budget.

The Whites’ owner-chairman has made a plea for ‘missing’ supporters to return to the Macron Stadium in the second half of the campaign.

The average gate for league-only games currently stands at 15,514 but Anderson is ambitiously looking to push towards the 20,000 mark. And the signs are any improvement in numbers could have a knock-on effect on the kitty with which Wanderers will operate next month when the transfer window reopens.

“I will keep repeating that if only the missing supporters from last season were to return for the final 13 home games, this would give us a far greater chance of bringing in some more players to strengthen the squad in January as the potential additional revenue to the club could be in the region of circa £3million,” Anderson said.

“Can you imagine what clout that would give us in the forthcoming window?

“That’s just how important it is to get everyone back at Macron Stadium.”

Reports in the national press yesterday claimed Premier League Brighton were among the clubs monitoring Josh Vela and looking to capitalise on “financial issues” at the Macron Stadium.

Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday have also been mentioned as potential suitors but the chances of a bargain buy look remote, as the highly-rated midfielder has 18 months left on his contract and has been a central pillar in Phil Parkinson’s line-up.

Wanderers were looking for a money-spinning FA Cup third round draw last night and drew Premier League opposition at home, albeit in the form of newly-promoted Huddersfield Town.

David Wagner’s side have won four of their first 15 games and currently sit a couple of places above the relegation zone.

Wanderers have not lost in six meetings against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup – going on to win the competition on two occasions after facing the Terriers in 1923 and 1929.