IT has been said a week is a long time in football, but the last month will have seemed like an eternity to Swindon Town fans.

The coronavirus pandemic means Richie Wellens' men have not kicked a ball since they were beaten 2-0 at home by Forest Green Rovers on March 7.

They were second in the Sky Bet League 2 table, level on points with leaders Crewe Alexandra with a game in hand.

Town's season was due to come to an end at Macclesfield this coming Saturday – and they stood every chance of being crowned champions.

But after a season of hope, there are fears another season in the Football League's bottom tier is on the cards.

Deputy chairman of STFC Trust Rob Angus said: “We know though that Lee Power is a resourceful and well-connected chairman and will be doing his best in these difficult times and we have offered our support should the club need it.

“In terms of the season finishing, it’s difficult to say but I think it has to be finished one way or the other, whether that is deferred until once the lockdown is lifted, matches behind closed doors or to finish the season as it stands.

“We would be against cancelling the season given we are around 80 per cent through and this excellent team deserves to get promotion with Swindon Town climbing the Football League once again.”

Commenting on Facebook, Rob P said: "We're second in table, game in hand and top most of the season. How is this going to end?

“I would like to see town lift the trophy. For all the hard work they deserve it.”

Coaching and administrative staff at Swindon Town have been furloughed, the football club said.

Manager Richie Wellens told radio station talkSport that all players and staff had been placed on furlough but everyone would be receiving 100 per cent of their pay.

The club was approached by the Advertiser to talk about the situation but did not respond.