SWINDON Town midfielder Ellis Iandolo believes the positive feeling around the club is the most vibrant it has been in his five-year spell in Wiltshire.

Richie Wellens’ men have yielded 11 points from their opening half-a-dozen league games and currently sit fifth in League Two as they aim to secure the club’s first promotion since 2012.

Eye-catching team performances, a higher-quality calibre of player brought in and a real engagement between club and fan base have seen optimism levels at Swindon rise beyond compare, according to the 22-year-old Iandolo.

Town’s versatile midfielder says not only is the club’s fanbase excited about matchday, but the players share that enthusiasm when going about their day on the training ground.

Iandolo said: “This season is probably the most positive I’ve seen the club in the five years I’ve been here.

“The fans seem to be getting behind what we’re doing, they can see that we’re trying to do the right things on the pitch and we’re picking up points at the moment.

“With the players that we’ve brought in, it’s a different vibe around the camp in training and everything seems to be going well at the minute.

“If we can carry on with that, then I can see it being a good year for us.”

Town travel to a Leyton Orient side this afternoon that are known for sitting in for the first half of games before exploding into life in the second under interim-head coach Ross Embleton – once a member of staff at SN1.

Iandolo is hoping their hosts will come out of their shell a little earlier in today’s fixture so that this year’s crop can show the contingent of former Swindon players and coaches why change can be a good thing.

Iandolo said: “The style of play we had two or three years ago, we were very, very patient on the ball.

“This year, we’re very attacking, we want to play forward all the time, we want to break lines and hurt teams.

“I think fans like to see that attacking style of play, whether that be on the counter-attack or starting from the back.

“We try and move the ball as quickly as we can, and I think fans love to watch that from the stands.

“An open game does suit us because we’re very, very quick on the counter, so it could be helpful for us to see an open game (this afternoon).

“But we are a possession-based team as well, so to have control of the game for the most part will be our main focus and to try and create as many chances as we can.”