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SWINDON TOWN: We have passion for promotion
KEVIN MacDonald celebrated the passion shared between Swindon Town’s players and their fans after two late goals earned the Robins a 2-0 victory at Yeovil last night.
Adam Rooney’s penalty and James Collins’ effort, which came with the last kick of the game, secured all three points at Huish Park in front of a delirious 546 travelling fans.
In praising the efforts of his squad after the game, the Swindon Town manager paid tribute to the relationship that exists between supporters and players at the Wiltshire club after one of the most turbulent yet brilliant campaigns in its recent history.
“I’m delighted for the players, and also for the fans who travelled down here because they were tremendous, and you can see the passion there is between the players and the fans,” he said.
“You saw the euphoria between the players on the bench and the youngsters who have come in and the fans, and that rapport is the most important thing.
“The players are trying to play for the fans because they know how great it would be for them if we either got automatic promotion or if we managed to get in the play-offs.”
MacDonald accepted that Town weren’t at their best on a difficult playing surface down in Somerset.
“I think we can play better, and we have played better and lost in the last four games, but sometimes to win ugly is important for the team,” he said.
“They probably had more possession of the ball but we had more chances, and the more clear-cut chances, and we got a little bit untidy and nervy in the second half.
“When we scored the first goal we started to keep possession better, and I always thought we would have a chance to score a second, and luckily for us it happens.”
MacDonald also confirmed that Simon Ferry was substituted due to a tight hamstring.
Meanwhile, Town have yet to make official comment on the role Gregory Hall will play as a director of the club’s holding company, Seebeck 87 Ltd.
Hall, whose background in the carbon credit industry has drawn concern from some fans, is believed to have ties with a party considering investment in Swindon and was admitted onto the Seebeck board on Friday.
The Advertiser has asked Town to outline his responsibilities as a director but has yet to receive an official response.
Meanwhile, chairman Jed McCrory intimated via social media site Twitter yesterday that the embargo hanging over the club will be lifted before the end of the transfer window.
The original £1.2million that was required to be ring-fenced by the club’s new owners is believed to be in place and all clubs previously owed money in loan or transfer fees are understood to have been paid, but Town have yet to make comment on the issue.
When asked last night on Twitter whether the embargo would be removed before the end of the emergency loan window, which shuts on March 28, he wrote “100%”.