Vic Morgan: Making their MK…
Former BBC Wiltshire match commentator Vic Morgan writes his weekly blog…
Just when you thought this season was done and dusted and League Two was a certainty, that little thing called hope returns.
There’s no doubt that the win at Fleetwood Town was one of the best performances this term. Against a side third in the league, Swindon were excellent. Solid as a rock at the back, productive in midfield and, when it mattered, lethal up front.
I’m sure there were many who doubted the sanity of the three hundred or so hardy souls who travelled to the far North West and to be sure I doubted my own when the alarm went off at stupid o’clock. However, when Nicky Ajose slotted home that late goal, everybody in the away end was delighted they were there.
I’m not naïve enough to suggest that all the problems that this campaign has thrown up disappeared in that moment, but it was special and the atmosphere at the final whistle was fantastic.
So where does that leave us? Still in trouble and in the bottom four, but with more chance of staying up than we had two weeks ago. What’s essential now though is to make sure they don’t throw that chance away.
This Saturday the first of two Dons visit us. MK come to the County Ground in decent form and won’t be there just to allow the Town to roll them over. What we’ll see for sure is just what this mini revival is made of.
We had a false dawn a few weeks ago with wins over Coventry and Gillingham only for it to fall apart with a run of defeats. It mustn’t happen again or that large lady will be warming up her tonsils for sure.
If, and it’s still a big if, Swindon avoid the drop, this situation mustn’t happen next season. The past few months have been damaging to say the least. Attendances have fallen and there’s been enough rancour said and written, to fill many a poisonous atmosphere.
Should we stay up we need to know there’s a brighter future. We need to know what is the long term plan for this club and what those who run it have in store for us. I’ve said many times I’m all for a sustainable well run football club, I mean who isn’t. What many want though is an indication of where we’re headed.
That means regular communication between those in charge and those who lay down their hard earned cash to watch their team. To be honest, this season has been horrible. Nobody wants a repeat. For now though, let’s just do what we do best and support the team. Leave your differences at the door and get behind the Red and White.
Just five games to go, it’s never been more important keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!