SETEFANO Somoca says the northern hemisphere tour next month is vital in restoring the pride in the Fiji rugby fans.
He said the Flying Fijians also had the opportunity to bounce back from its disastrous 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign and improve their standing in the world rankings.
Fiji is placed on the 14th spot behind Pacific brothers Samoa (12) and Tonga (10).
"We are trying to rebuild the team and at the same time trying to regain the faith of the fans," the Nadroga skipper said.
"This tour gives us the opportunity to redeem ourselves after the poor performance at the Rugby World Cup."
The 31-year-old Somoca, who made his Test debut for Fiji against Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup this year, is looking forward to his seventh Test cap during the tour.
Somoca, who is one of the contenders for the captain's armband, said they needed the support of the fans at home and abroad to accomplish their goals during the tour in Europe.
"Support will be vital in this tour. There are plenty Fijians living in England and we will definitely feel at home while in there," the tighthead prop said.
"I would request the fans to come out in numbers and support the team. Their vocal support will give us the encouragement to perform better."
Somoca said although England was the favourites in the match against them, they had plans to shut the Red Roses in Twickenham on November 11.
"We are planning to put together a game plan so we can give England a good game," he said.
"The boys are preparing well and giving their best during the training and showing nothing is impossible when we face England."