HEAD coach Ben Garner hailed the quality of the atmosphere at Swindon Town this season after one of the club’s greatest over-achievements was recorded on Saturday.

A little over nine months after agreeing that a successful campaign would have been finishing 22nd in League Two, Town built on a powerful wave of euphoria early on to book a play-off spot following victory at Walsall on the final day.

Although there have been a couple of rocky moments, Garner revealed he was always confident his team could be successful and is delighted for everyone involved with the club who has given so much for the team to reach this point.

After thanking fans for sticking with his team through the difficult moments, Garner said: “You always want to be positive and picture what you can do and think you can be successful.

“We’ve managed to do that, and I’m just so pleased for everyone from Clem (Morfuni) for taking over and doing what he has done for this football club to everyone else throughout the club – every single person.

“There’s a fantastic atmosphere around the place – there has been all season.

“We’re trying to build an environment where people want to come and play, where people want to come and support and enjoy being part of it. And we’ve got two fantastic games to look forward to now.”

Since owner Clem Morfuni took over last summer, Town have put together a play-off worthy squad, drawn Manchester City in the FA Cup, and recorded the second-highest average crowd in League Two.

And despite a number of significant setbacks occurring this season too, Town have still managed to battle through and remain in with a chance of ending an unforgettable season with promotion.

Asked if Garner felt it was written in the stars that Swindon would achieve promotion, the head coach said: “Possibly. I don’t really adhere to that.

“I think it’s hard work one very level at the football club. People don’t see that, the amount of work that goes in across all departments, the amount of sacrifice that goes in.

“We’re here now as a result of grafting hard every single day since we came to the football club – players, staff, everyone.

“That’s why I wanted the players to get what they deserve (on Saturday). They have done, but we all have to work hard now going into the play-offs.”