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Swindon Town fans call for change

Swindon Town supporters are calling for significant change at the club following one of their worst seasons on record.

Trust Swindon Town FC (Trust STFC) have today written to their club’s senior leadership calling for the current owners to sell the club if significant investment cannot be guaranteed.

The trust are calling for investment in the club in the form of funds and personnel, as well as seeking commitments from the club to redevelop the County Ground.

If that cannot be delivered, the current owners must sell the club they say.

They said: “Today, TrustSTFC, are declaring that we have lost confidence and trust in the leadership and ownership of Swindon Town football club in an open letter to the chairman.

“We write this open letter, not only out of a sense of deep frustration but also through a duty to look after the best long-term interests of Swindon Town football club.”

The trust’s letter to the club follows on from their survey of Swindon Town fans conducted earlier this season which showed widespread dissatisfaction with the direction of the club.

More than a quarter of season ticket holders surveyed, 26%, said they are still undecided about whether to renew their season tickets for next season.

“We do not doubt everyone is working hard, but the club requires both investment and experience if we have any chance of progressing both on and off the pitch,” Trust STFC said.

The trust added that their attempts to engage with, and advise, the club were unsuccessful.

“We have no faith that a promised re-development of the County Ground is plausible under your ownership,” Trust STFC told the owners. “We are a proud club which has cherished our football league status for well over 100 years and we implore you to make the changes now before we lose that status under your tenure.”

This season the club finished 19th in League Two – the fourth tier of English professional football – the side’s worst league position in modern history.

 

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