SWINDON Town fans are being asked to wear as much red as possible for the club’s opening League Two home game against Carlisle United on Saturday.

An idea to see the County Ground full of red for the first home game was initially suggested by a Town fan on Twitter. That quickly blossomed into a campaign that each of the club’s supporter groups - and the club itself - were extremely keen to get behind.

The Official Supporters Club launched the ‘Wear Red’ campaign with the Supporters Trust and GW Reds going on to both figuratively and literally carry the flag.

GW Reds - working in collaboration with Trust STFC - say they will be unveiling a large tifo in the Don Rogers stand ahead of kick-off against Carlisle - the design of which is being kept a secret.

The supporter groups have asked that all fans be in their seats by 2:45pm in time for the display to be arranged and so that people can pay their respects, through the club’s honour call, to Town fans who have died since March 2020.

Swindon Town are hoping to get 10,000 fans through the gate on Saturday, and the Official Supporters Club has asked as many of those as possible to wear something red to support the club on their return home in front of spectators.

“We really want to show our support and thanks to all the staff and players of our great club, for all their hard work and dedication over the past few weeks.

“We want to turn the County Ground red, create an amazing atmosphere, make it a fortress for the upcoming season and for the fans to be that twelfth man.

“It would be great for the players to hear the roar of the crowd and see a wall of red as they come out the tunnel.

“As a fan base we can really appreciate all the tireless work that’s gone in to get us here.

“Let’s pack the County Ground, celebrate the ongoing hard work being done, give the boys the homecoming they deserve and really start this new era off in style.”

Town won their opening League Two game 3-1 away at Scunthorpe United last Saturday and currently sit top of the table.