SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club provide an update on the post-match scenes at Port Vale after hearing back from the English Football League. The group also discuss off-field matters at Swindon Town as well as the launch of 2022-23 season memberships.

As I write this week’s column, we are still waiting for the new head coach appointment. Despite what people have said, we really don’t have any “insider information” and are just refreshing Twitter or checking other social media platforms for updates - probably like every other Town fan is doing right now!

What we do know is that Ben Garner has joined Charlton Athletic, and as the OSC, we wish him success in his new role. Despite some of the negative comments I’ve seen posted about Garner, he built and coached a team on an embargo-hamstrung budget that was one penalty kick from Wembley and scored the most goals in League Two – that’s some achievement.

The club now has a new technical director on board – so a warm welcome to Sandro Di Michele. Sandro joined our Monday Night Panel earlier this week and didn’t duck any questions from Vic Morgan. You can watch this on catch-up on Facebook and YouTube. We now need to keep faith in Clem, Rob and now Sandro’s leadership of our club and the data-driven approach they are taking.

Membership for the 2022-23 season is now available online at www.stfc-osc.com - you can join for only £5. Membership means that you’ll be entered into draws for hospitality tickets, access to member-only events, and receive discounted coach tickets for away games with SAS Travel. We’ll also be sending every OSC member a free wall chart where you can track all the matches next season.

We can also provide an update on the unsavoury scenes following the Port Vale second play-off match. We’ve now heard back from the EFL who have informed us that the events are subject to a Staffordshire Police and Football Association investigation with support from the clubs involved, and these matters remain ongoing.

We’ve heard nothing from the club directly but will continue to pursue these lines of communication on behalf of all the Swindon Town fans who travelled and were subject to the kind of intimidation that shouldn’t be taking place in the 21st century.

Hopefully, by the time I write our next article, everything will be clearer both on and off the pitch. Rest assured that if there is an announcement, we’ll try to use the MNP to allow you to get more information and ask questions directly to key members of the Town management team. COYR!