SWINDON Town chairman Lee Power reckons there is a positivity running through the club at present that is much stronger than anything in recent memory.

Power took ownership of the club back in April 2013 and little over two years later, Town were on the cusp of promotion to the Championship when playing in the 2015 League One play-off final at Wembley.

That day ended in a disappointing defeat against Preston North End, with Swindon having slid down the league ladder since after being relegated to League Two at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Town are embarking on their third season in succession in the bottom tier of the EFL but have made a positive start, collecting three wins and 11 points from the opening six league games.

Manager Richie Wellens, who was appointed last November, has built a side who supporters have swiftly established an affinity with due to strong performances on the pitch and positive PR moves off it.

Speaking to BBC Wiltshire, Power says the atmosphere at the Energy Check County Ground is as good as it has been in a number of years.

“I think we have played really, really well,” said Power.

“Probably since the first season that I owned the football club, it is the most attractive football we have played.

“I think that anyone who has watched all the matches would say it looks like, hopefully, we are going to have a very strong side.

“We have been really unfortunate with a few decisions but, in general, there seems to be a really good feeling about the club, and there hasn’t been one for quite a while.

“Hopefully it can continue.”

The Town supporters have travelled in their numbers on the road this season.

A hefty contingent made the long trip to Scunthorpe United on the opening and more than 1,000 went to Exeter City.

The away ticket allocation for the local derby at Cheltenham Town was sold out, as is the club’s provision for this weekend’s trip to Leyton Orient.

Power thinks fans are starting to believe something special could happen at the club this season and are eager to play their part in that.

“The supporters have been fantastic,” said Power.

“They have been following the team in numbers for the away matches and in the home games, the atmosphere has been completely different. It reminds me of when I first took over the club.

“There just seems to be a real feel-good factor.

“Supporters aren’t fools. They come and watch, and I think they can probably tell that for the first time in a few years, there is a team that can go and actually do something.”