MULTIPLE hurdles remain for the joint bid of Swindon Town and its supporters to buy the club's County Ground home, but non-executive vice-chairman Clem Morfuni believes an ample demonstration of the power of such unity was on show at the old stadium last weekend.

Negotiations over the exact shape of the bid and the freehold purchase from Swindon Borough Council itself will continue over the coming months, with Town and Trust STFC getting all their funding arrangements together while continuing their dialogue over the plans.

The club's hierarchy and fanbase have not always seen eye to eye over recent seasons, which have seen Town flirt with the Championship via the 2015 play-off final before slipping into the EFL's bottom tier.

But Saturday's 3-2 win over Macclesfield Town on the opening weekend of the 2018-19 League Two campaign was a mere snapshot of what better relations between the two could achieve, according to Morfuni, who says putting a redeveloped County Ground at the centre of the community is a key aim.

"There was such a buzz after Saturday and the win over Macclesfield,'' he said, speaking to the Swindon Advertiser from Australia.

"Lee (Power, chairman) said it was the best feeling he had had at the club in the last four years.

"The supporters were right behind the club. A lot of people would have stayed behind there after the game, but there wasn't really anything for them (at the stadium) there and nothing to do and that is something that can change.

"As long as you are interacting with your support it is good. They might be feeling good, bad or indifferent about it but you have to keep doing it (interacting).

Putting a roof on the Stratton Bank, adding up to 18 corporate boxes to the Don Rogers Stand, increasing the Town End seating to take capacity up to around 20,000, as well as adding a 120-room hotel, plus conference and convention facilities, are just some of plans in the pipeline, should the joint County Ground bid be successful, but the primary focus remains on a successful stadium purchase.

Trust STFC's ambition was a stadium owned by the community for the community and Morfuni added: ""First of all, to buy the ground, the supporters need to get their funding together and we've got our own funding which we'll get together.

"The Trust need to work out their legal side and how it (supporter ownership) is going to work. They need to work out the share and community issue to work out what the best scenario is and I'll be talking with them and helping with that where I can.

"But as long as the communication with the council and supporters is there it can be a very good partnership. I don't want to know or even need to know about the history, we need to move forward.''

He added: "The whole stadium needs upgrading, it's looks a little tired. (Development plans) might change, depending on planning and what the supporters want but we want to get that engagement of talking to the Trust and the Supporters' Club about this.

"The (club) money for some of the smaller developments will come from Lee and I and for some of the bigger things, there will be external funding

"The council (Swindon Borough Council) has been really good and very supportive, but there are a lot of legal things (surrounding the stadium purchase) to get through.

"Once we get the sign-off on the selling of the ground, we can then move forward with the development side of things.''