FAMOUS faces from across Swindon are backing the Robins for a famous Wembley win.

Many of the town’s celebrities, sportsmen and politicians have wished Mark Cooper’s side good luck in their quest to beat Preston North End and secure promotion to the Championship on Sunday.

Melinda Messenger, model and TV presenter, said: “Good luck to the players and give it all you’ve got.”

Former Town striker Andy Rowland, who played for the club during the 70s and 80s, will be at the home of English football for the League One play-off final cheering on the class of 2015.

Andy said: “I wish them all the best and I hope that this will be third time lucky following on from their two recent Wembley appearances. I hope they make the most of this opportunity on the back of a great season. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play at Wembley and get promoted to a top league.”

Stars from Swindon’s other sports can relate to the pressure Town will face when performing on the big stage.

Steve Nell, general manager of ice hockey team, Swindon Wildcats, said: “I have watched them a few times this season and I’ve been incredibly impressed by the way that they have played and it is great for the town to see them playing in the play-off final. It creates a great buzz and I’m looking forward to watching the match.”

Alun Rossiter, team manager of speedway side, Swindon Robins, said: “I will be watching on Sunday. I think it will be a tough match as Preston are an exceptional side. It has been a long hard season and Swindon Town has done great to get this far.

“I wish Mark Cooper and all the boys the very best and I hope they go out and express themselves like they have done for most of the year. Mark and the team have done a fantastic job and whatever happens they have done the town proud.”

Golfer David Howell will be keeping one eye on the game as he goes for glory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

He said: “I am gutted that I missed the 5-5 draw (against Sheffield United), that sounded like a thriller. I think the last time I saw them play was at the play-off final against Millwall, which was a negative day.

“If you keep getting to the play-off final though you will win one eventually. You have just got to keep putting yourself there.”

Swindon’s MPs have their fingers and toes crossed they’ll see the Robins succeed.

Robert Buckland, South Swindon MP, said: “How can you sum up the emotions of your team getting to Wembley? Pride in getting so far, excitement at the opportunity, goosebumps at the thought of the first and final whistle blowing and anxiety at the chance to secure Championship football.

“That’s just from a fan’s perspective. Imagine what it will be like for the players on the day? Let’s all get behind the team and staff and wish them the very best of luck.”

Justin Tomlinson, North Swindon MP, said: “I am so excited for the final. The whole town is right behind the players and with one last push we can be back into the Championship. Come on you Reds.”

Outgoing mayor Teresa Page believes promotion would be a great thing for the town not just the club.

She said: “I am wishing the boys and their faithful fans all the best. They have stuck with them through the bad times and hopefully there are lots of good ones on the horizon.”