SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club treasurer Tim Keen pens his thoughts on continuing to keep the faith, a collaboration with the Loathed Strangers podcast, and an update on their fundraising efforts for former Town captain James Munro.

The last time I wrote this article was the middle of February – what a lot has happened since then! Back then, I finished the article by suggesting we should all “keep the faith” and to be honest, it was probably more in forlorn hope than any real confidence that John Sheridan might keep us in League One. But hey – maybe I was right to be positive back then – and maybe that miracle might just happen!

Looking at the other five teams in our mini relegation league, I am genuinely confident that we’ve got a half a chance of staying up.

The signing of experienced goalkeeper, Lee Camp could turn out to be a master-stroke – and with the equally experienced Paul Caddis, Anthony Grant and Brett Pitman, we’ve got players that know how to game manage a scrappy one-nil win.

There are a couple in the group who also have a sneaky feeling that Jordon Garrick could also be a key player for us over the next few games. So keeping the faith might just be enough!

Off the pitch, the Official Supporters Club have been busy running more On the Sofa events – most recently with Garry Nelson and Tom Jones. Judging from the comments received, these have really helped fans stay connected to the club during lockdown – and we’re also now streaming these on the Loathed Stranger podcasts – so there are no excuses for you not to tune in!

We’ve recently been helping to raise the £1,500 needed to help restore the grave of James Munro. He was Swindon Town’s first paid captain and joined the club in 1895.

It’s important that as a group we continue to keep STFC’s history alive, so thank you to everyone who generously donated to the cause and we look forward to seeing what a difference this will make to his grave.

Next time I write, hopefully we’ll be a step closer to League One safety!