INTERACTING with supporters is high on Phil Brown’s ‘to do’ list at Swindon Town after agreeing a two-year deal to remain in charge at the County Ground.

Brown, who replaced interim boss Matt Taylor in March, experienced limited success during his initial 10-game stint at the club.

Town won two games, drew five and lost three under the former Hull City and Southend chief, but hopes of the 58-year-old cementing his own footprint on the club are high.

Reaction to Brown’s announcement as Town’s new manager for the next two years has been, generally, welcomed by supporters and listening to those fans is something the new boss wants to establish as he prepares to fine-tune his side’s pre-season preparations.

“I like to have conversations with supporters,” said Brown.

“I like visiting supporters’ associations to find out what they’re thinking.

“As a supporter myself, I supported Sunderland right up until I started playing professional football when I then couldn’t go to watch them, I know what it’s about.

“Now with the advent of match analysis, it makes the average supporter more educated.”

Adding to his list, Brown highlighted the importance of putting 'bums on seats' and developing a style of football that will ‘excite’ the home support.

“I know what it’s like now to entertain,” said Brown.

“I can understand what a supporter wants – for me to put my stamp on Swindon Town Football Club, but more importantly for Swindon Town to be sufficiently entertaining so I put bums on seats.

“Once I’ve got that it’s up to me to get people off those seats and get them excited about how we’re playing.

“If I can fit that criteria right the way, through building into pre-season and then building into start of the season as a unit, I’ll see a club united.

“That means supporters coming in because they’re excited about the way we play, excited about the wins we’re going to get and the investment the chairman will put into the football club.

“All of those things will tick the right boxes.

“If I can do that we’ll have a good season.”