SWINDON Town Supporters Trust board member Alex Pollock reacts to a long overdue home win for Ben Garner’s team, asks fans to maintain the fantastic support so far this season, and also reflects on the sad news regarding the death of Frank Burrows.

For the 7,000-plus of us who were there under the lights on Tuesday night against Hartlepool United - what a night!

It had been 87 days since we last enjoyed a home League Two win at The County Ground, but we all knew it was coming. The hunger and desire showed by every single member of the squad wearing a Town shirt was admirable, and has always been clear to be seen throughout the season thus far.

There are eight fixtures in all competitions during the remainder of the calendar year, and as the nights draw colder and our festive calendars fill up, we would urge all fans to continue supporting the club and the team as they have been doing so fantastically since we kicked off back in August.

The club is continuing to push the availability of matchday tickets over the next couple of weeks, and also the introduction of half-season tickets and flexi-bundles, too.

If the Swindon community can continue to grow that match-day support, it will only benefit the team on the pitch and the long-term health of the club.

We hope to see just as many of you at The County Ground on Saturday, for (what I believe to be) the first meeting between Swindon Town and Harrogate Town AFC.

On a more sombre note, the board members and I were saddened to hear the passing of Frank Burrows on Wednesday. Burrows signed for Town from Scunthorpe United as a defender in the 1968/69 season and was a major factor in helping us to our most successful season which included promotion and winning the League Cup.

Back in March 2019, Burrows was a guest of honour at the TrustSTFC AGM alongside Don Rogers, John Trollope, and Joe Butler, for an event which we used to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of that legendary League Cup win! Many of our members had the chance to meet him, share stories, ask questions, and take photos with him too.

On behalf of all members of TrustSTFC, we send our sincere condolences to Frank’s family and friends, and we know he will be dearly missed.