THE GLORY days of Swindon Speedway are only just beginning, and proud team manager Alun Rossiter has used Robins’ SGB Premiership win to call on town councillors to put their money where their mouth is and build the club a new stadium.

Robins defeated Ipswich Witches 111-68 on aggregate – the biggest margin play-off final win since the turn of the millennium – to write club history.

Rossiter’s golden septet became the first team in the club’s 70-year history to secure the league and cup double in the same season.

But Rossiter now wants Swindon Borough Council to recognise the magnitude of the club’s success story, and start to put the first bricks in place on the proposed new stadium following seasons of frustration and bottomless silence.

He said: “I want this win to nudge town councillors.

“Everyone now knows there is a successful – professional – sporting team in this town.

“Let’s get this planning sorted, it’s becoming frustrating. I keep getting asked by fans when is it happening.

“We’ve got a great track, let’s have a great stadium now.”

On-track, Jason Doyle, Tobiasz Musielak and Rasmus Jensen raced to faultless paid maximums as Swindon defeated their grand final rivals 62-27 on the night.

It’s been far from a turbulent-free year for the Robins, though. Injuries, retirements and the small matter of building a new track within a month on the eve of the season could’ve derailed the club’s campaign.

But they ran out more than comfortable winners – and Rossiter couldn’t speak highly enough of his riders, fans and club volunteers after the meeting.

He said: “Happy days, it doesn’t get better than this.

“I’ve had a hard time through the season, especially after the Speedway of Nations final with GB.

“But everything happens for a reason. We were the best team, and we had to make changes.

“Rasmus Jensen transformed our season. And Ellis Perks has been fantastic, they’re all a great bunch.

“Jason Doyle, he’s been amazing – I couldn’t have asked for more from him. I’m so proud of everyone.

“And to do it in front of thousands of fans, it was unbelievable – it was like a football match.”