Sunderland's overwhelmingly stronger Wembley following could work both ways as they head to Saturday's League One play-off final to face an outnumbered Wycombe Wanderers, says boss Alex Neil.
The Wearsiders wanted an even bigger allocation but the English Football League refused on segregation grounds.
Wycombe will have around 22,000 fans, as opposed to Sunderland's 46,000.
"I certainly think the fans can have a bearing on the players and the team," Neil told BBC Radio Newcastle.
"You hope the players respond to the backing and find that little bit extra, but if I was Wycombe you'd dress it up the opposite way.