SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club treasurer Tim Keen looks back at Walsall and ahead to Port Vale, and rounds up the latest news from the OSC.

Ben Garner was right. He said after the Leyton Orient defeat that if we won our final four matches we’d be in the play-offs. I’m not sure anyone believed him, but the players dug deep (especially during the combined 15 minutes of injury time against Forest Green Rovers and Barrow!), Sutton United dropped points, and here we are – in the play-offs!

For a team that is still operating under a transfer embargo, it is nothing short of a miracle that the club has achieved this.

As I wrote in our last article, the power of the 12th man should never be underestimated. The support shown by the fans on Saturday at Walsall was simply breath-taking and undoubtedly resulted in our lightning-fast start to the game and the early goals.

We’re going to need more of the same on Sunday against Port Vale in what is sure to be a nervy match. If you’ve got your ticket, then make sure you give the players all the support you can give them – even if we go a goal behind or aren’t playing that well. It really does make a difference.

Before the Walsall match, we held the OSC’s End of Season Presentation Dinner. The whole squad was present at the event, with players sitting on each of the tables.

It was a fantastic evening and it was great to be able to present Harry McKirdy with the OSC Player of the Season award – he also bagged the Swindon Advertiser Player of the Season award! The OSC committee got a great photo with all the players to round off a brilliant evening.

We’re holding our quarterly meeting with Clem Morfuni and Rob Angus this week, where we’ll discuss our plans as the Official Supporters Club and also identify ways in which we can help the club.

I can honestly say that in 36 years of supporting Swindon Town, I can’t remember a time when there was so much transparency at the club and collective energy – long may it continue!

Next time I pen our regular article we will have played both matches against Port Vale and I’m hoping I’ll be writing about a famous aggregate victory and our plans for Wembley.

Let’s keep backing the players like we did against Forest Green, Barrow and Walsall and pull off a miracle! COYR!