SWINDON Town defender Ellis Iandolo wants to make his family prouder than they already are by being a part of the Robins side that beats Manchester City in the FA Cup on Friday night.

Should Ben Garner’s men overcome their huge underdog tag and provide a result that would send shockwaves around the world, Swindon’s longest-serving player will have likely played a huge part in making it happen.

After signing his first professional deal as a 17-year-old in 2015, Iandolo has gone on to make 120 appearances for Swindon – a club he admits his whole family have fallen in love with after supporting the defender’s fledgling career.

Iandolo said his whole family - made up of seven brothers and a sister - will be proud no matter what, but he wants to repay them for all their support by giving them a night they will never forget.

He said: “My mum and my dad follow me all over, as well as my two little brothers. They’re kind of like hardcore Swindon fans now.

“They enjoy the away games more than they enjoy the home games I think because of the flares the fans set off.

“My mum and my dad are so proud, and my two little brothers love the hooligan aspect of these big games.

“It’s going to be a really good experience to go out there on Friday and play in front of a full crowd against some of the best players in the world hopefully.

“Ultimately, we still want to try and win. We know they’re going to be very strong, we know it’s going to be tough for 90 minutes, but we set up in every game to try and win.

“No matter who we play, we need to go out there and be competitive, make it physical, make it hard for them, and that’s what we’ll do.”

Aside from being at the club when Town shocked Queens Park Rangers 2-0 in the League Cup in 2013 and coming on a substitute as Swindon lost 3-2 at Norwich City in 2017, Iandolo is looking forward to facing elite opposition for the first time.

The 24-year-old has called on Town fans to help push the team on and play a part as their 12th man in hunt of an unlikely win.

He said: “The fans will be huge for us. I’ve only ever played in front of a packed County Ground a couple of times, and when I have the fans really get the place rocking. If they can be loud, it will be massive to have them on our side as a 12th man.”