SWINDON Town manager Luke Williams says that he and the players are fully behind the campaign to get 5,000 fans to this weekend’s game with Coventry City.

The Swindon Town Supporters Trust have been pushing their bid to get one of the biggest away crowds in the club’s recent history at the Ricoh Arena.

With club legends like Fraser Digby getting on board, as well as schemes such as car-sharing and reduced coach travel prices, nearly 1,800 fans have already bought their tickets for the clash.

Now Williams has come out in support of the initiative and says that the fans have a big impact on the players during the game.

With a wall of red and white scarves planned, as well as other fans displays, it will be hard for the players not to notice the travelling support behind them as they look to keep their slim hopes of a play-off place alive.

Town sit in 14th place, following their last-gasp draw at home to Millwall, six points behind the Sky Blues, who sit a place outside the play-off spots themselves, three points behind Bradford City.

More than 3,000 fans travelled to Coventry back in 2013, when goals from Andy Williams and Darren Ward helped Swindon come from behind to beat Coventry 2-1, and the Trust are hoping they can better that this weekend.

“There is a campaign to try and get as many people as possible to go to that game, which we’re all fully aware of in the camp and we are grateful for that,” Williams told the local media.

“We got really good support (on Saturday) and I am sure they're willing that ball over the line and it does help.

“I am not sure always that the fans realise how much it does help but it does – when they are behind us it is really fantastic.

“We’re looking forward to Coventry. We know they are a good side but we are looking forward to going there and giving them a good game.”