SWINDON Town Supporters’ Trust are looking to ‘control the controllables’ as they continue to move forward with their plans to purchase the County Ground.

At tonight’s fans’ meeting, which had a healthy attendance, chairman Steve Mytton provided an update for where the Trust are in their bid, with an initial offer of £1.1million being turned down by the council in March.

Having broached the subject at their annual general meeting, Mytton pushed home the stadium purchase, with the Trust urging fans to show their support for the bid by signing up to their Red Army Fund, as well as outlining their plans to use community shares to raise money for the project, with fans set to be asked to register their interest come September.

While the bid may seem ambitious to some, Mytton is adamant that it is not a ‘pie in the sky’ idea and could be the foundations for the Trust to be in place to purchase the club in the future, with the prospect of a 51 per cent fans owned club mooted.

“The fans have turned out in numbers again and it has been a really positive night,” said Mytton.

“I think everyone is on the same wave length and I am delighted with how it has gone.

“We want to simplify what we are talking about. We want fans to sign up to the Red Army Fund to give us the ability to build our community share offer, which will be launched in September.

“That will be the vehicle to purchase the stadium.

“Community shares is all about the community owning the County Ground and having a say in how it is run in the future.

“We want one share, one vote for everybody, regardless of how much money you put in.

“We hope to get more and more fans interested and excited about the future.”