RECALLING the club’s play-off triumph over Leicester City, legendary skipper Colin Calderwood says it is unlikely the club will ever experience that feeling again.

The 53-year-old joined Swindon from Mansfield Town in 1985 for £27,500 as former Manchester United winger Lou Macari took the County Ground reins.

That season finished with a record points total for Division Four and promotion, before the club were able to repeat the feat a year later, this time beating Gillingham to reach the second tier.

Calderwood remained a mainstay at the heart of Swindon’s defence as Ossie Ardiles and eventually Glenn Hoddle completed the club’s meteoric rise, something the former skipper admits is unlikely to happen again.

“Looking back at it now, it does seem quite unrealistic that it could happen. But from my point of view from when I joined Swindon when we had 1800 to 2200 fans in the stadium, to what it was at the end its incomparable.

“We’d never thought about getting to the top league or the Premiership as it became but we certainly developed a strong team identity.

“We had two or three different styles because we had two or three different managers but we certainly became a hard place for teams to come and play.

“But also, we could go and win away from home and I think that was another big asset that we had at the time.”

During that decorated period in the club’s history, Calderwood, who is now assistant manager to Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, says the club developed a clear style of play which served them well.

Not only that, the former captain believes a set of core values at the club can also be attributed to their success.

“That season the team spirit wasn’t any better than the others because there was a set of core values at the club,”

“In the group that started from the beginning. Andy Rowland had a big influence on me as a senior pro when I joined the club.

“John Trollope was a huge factor in being able to train hard and get fit. That was the essence of my early days at Swindon.

“Improvement in fitness of myself and everyone else, so we became a very fit team and that certainly helped going forward.

“I always fall back on those values of intensity of training, whether that is running or working with the ball.

“In the early days it didn’t really matter, we would bust a gut one way or the other so that carried all the way through.

“The 93’ didn’t really have anything different from any of the other teams I was a part of, they all had those values.”