SWINDON Town head coach Scott Lindsey says he will try to build a good relationship with the club’s supporters by simply being himself.

Even before Lindsey was handed the reigns earlier this month, technical director Sandro Di Michele stated he wanted the club’s next manager to really engage with the fan-base on a level that previous head coaches did not.

The thinking behind improving the relationship between head coach and those who follow Town is not only to improve the atmosphere on a match day but also to ensure the community feel that the club is striving for can be achieved.

Although the reception to Lindsey’s appointment was initially quite split, his early interviews and engagement with the club’s social channels appear to have already gone some way to increasing the new head coach’s popularity levels.

Asked how Lindsey would hope to maintain a positive relationship between him and the supporters, the head coach said: “I think I just need to be myself, if I’m honest.

“If I just be myself, I’m quite engaging with people. I’ll speak to every single fan that I can do.

“If I’m myself then I think the fans will see I’m a passionate and hard-working manager who wants the team to play well using a really good brand of football. I think the with the way I am that I will have a really good connection with the supporters.”

Since moving from assistant to head coach 10 days ago, Lindsey has tied experienced defender Mathieu Baudry down to a new deal, signed five new players, and appointed his own number two – Jamie Day.

With the help of those above and around him, the Town boss believes the club has made a sparkling start to his tenure.

Speaking to Swindon Town’s media team, Lindsey said: “It’s been very busy as you can imagine with lots going on, but I feel we’ve achieved a lot in a relatively short space of time and I’ve really enjoyed it.

“Pre-season is obviously underway now, so a lot of the focus has been around structuring sessions for the players as they return from their short breaks, and we’ve spent an intense three days testing and drawing up plans for each one.

“I’ve also spent a vast amount of time speaking to players, looking at potential new signings and talking to agents as we look to strengthen the squad further and ensure we build a team capable of challenging at the highest level in League Two.”