Swindon Town players Jordan Lyden and Rob Hunt have called on their teammates to go out and finish the job ahead of two massive games for the club.

Town host Port Vale in the League Two play-off semi-final first leg at the County Ground tomorrow afternoon.

The Reds then travel to Staffordshire for the second leg with a place at Wembley at stake.

In an exclusive interview with the Adver at the Old Town beer festival, the Australian said: “Critics wrote us off quite early, but the gaffer recruited very well and built a very good squad.

“We always believed in our quality, and we thoroughly deserve to be where we are in the playoffs and hopefully, we can get over the line in the next three games.

“We’re all feeling positive now, but I think the nerves will kick in come 12 o’clock but I fully back the boys on the pitch and fingers crossed we can get a positive result going into the second leg on Thursday."

The former Aston Villa midfielder praised the supporters for helping his side into the top seven after Town’s season threatened to fizzle out.

He added: “Last year we didn’t have the fans behind us and you can see the connection and the club has been brought back this year.

“With Clem (the owner) coming in, we’ve built that relationship and it’s shown on the pitch, so long may that continue going into the playoffs.

“I hated playing without fans, we want to show our quality and our ability to people and the support at the County Ground with over 10,000 fans each game we’ve got maximum points.

“The atmosphere has been brilliant, in the last four games where it’s been knockout stages for us and we’ve needed to get the three points every game they’ve got behind us.”

Town defender Rob Hunt added: “It was tough at the start but the gaffer came in and did really well with recruitment, all the lads have done really well this season.

“To bounce back straight away, especially with the way the club was in. To get promoted it would be massive for everyone.”

Swindon Town CEO Rob Angus echoed Hunt’s thoughts and said more money could be available to manager Ben Garner should the Reds triumph.

“Financially we get additional money from the EFL and the Premier League.

“A lot of that could go on the playing side to make sure we have a competitive squad.

“To go up it would be great for the club and be a testament to all the support from the fans, but there are three games to go and we’ve got to make sure we do the business on the pitch.”