SWINDON Robins will go from strength to strength if they can continue to attract attendance levels similar to bank holiday Monday’s home win over Ipswich Witches.

That’s the loud and clear messaged issued by co-promoter Lee Kilby ahead of Peterborough Panthers’ visit in the SGB Premiership this evening (7.30pm).

Thousands turned out to watch Alun Rossiter’s troops down the struggling Witches by 32 points as the Robins recorded their biggest victory in 12 seasons.

Kilby isn’t naïve – he knows bank holiday racing doesn’t need to be sold to a proportion of fans.

But he hopes Monday’s entertainment value – both on and off the track – can spark some late interest amongst Swindonians as the club aims to land the Supporters’ Cup and SGB Premiership trophies.

Kilby said: “It was a great crowd, if the crowd was that level every week then the club would go from strength to strength.

“We appreciate it was a bank holiday Monday, which enticed a few people to come along – the school holidays helped too.

“The racing has helped improve the noise, atmosphere and engagement – everything has gone up a notch.

“The riders are now happy to do laps of honour, because they’re getting the feedback.

“We have a strong and vocal crowd – Claus Vissing is loving it especially at Swindon.”

Fans will be able to meet their heroes this evening at an autograph session on the centre green.

Former world champion Jason Doyle will be joined by his Robins teammates from 6.40pm ahead of tapes up against the Panthers.

In addition, fans will be able to book their seat on the official supporters’ coach ahead of Robins’ Cup Final first leg trip to Belle Vue on Thursday, September 12.

For £30, fans will gain admission to the National Speedway Stadium, receive a programme and have return ticket on the fans’ coach.

Kilby added: “We’ve reached an agreement with Belle Vue – we’ll be offering the same rate to their fans that come on the coach for the Supporters’ Cup final second leg.

“Both clubs have worked together to look after the supporters.”