SWINDON Town will have to silence a buoyant Sincil Bank crowd if they are to make it three League Two wins in a row today when they travel to take on Lincoln City, according to manager David Flitcroft.

The Imps have the highest average home attendance in the fourth tier this season, with just they and league leaders Luton Town boasting a figure over 8,500.

Lincoln have made a swift transition to life as a League Two club after being crowned National League champions last season and they currently sit ninth in the table, two places and two points behind Town.

Flitcroft is eager to continue Swindon’s own positive momentum having climbed into the play-off places on the back of a fifth win from six games in a 1-0 success at Stevenage on Tuesday night.

However, the Town chief is well aware that will not be easy at Sincil Bank because of the feel-good factor that is both on the pitch and in the stands at present.

“It will be a similar game to Tuesday but at Stevenage it can be a bit flat whereas at Lincoln, they are on a real forward momentum in everything they do,” said Flitcroft.

“They keep building and keep improving on what they are doing year in, year out, and the Cowley brothers are driving the ambition of the club – that is what is really impressive with Lincoln.

“The crowd will go from 10,000 to 12,000 fans if it keeps on the forward curve, which will give you the investment you need to keep driving through the leagues.

“It is not just a football momentum as while you have got that and the fans coming in, it gives you a financial platform then to keep being very competitive in the league.

“Lincoln is a tough place to go, without a doubt and we have got to make sure we have got a group of men who are prepared for battle.”

Both Town and Lincoln are in a cluster of nine teams currently separated by just five points in the race for promotion.

Leaders Luton are clear out in front on 60 points but all those teams down to the Imps in ninth are in position to strike on second-placed Wycombe Wanderers, who have 52 points.

Notts County looked like being the only side able to keep pace with the Hatters for a long spell only to suffer a blip recently, and Flitcroft is just pleased Town have been able to muscle themselves into the running.

“You do look and you do assess,” said Flitcroft.

“There are a lot of teams chasing Notts County. They had a prolific start but now there is not just one team, there are a few really chasing them down.

“Luton look like they have got enough to keep blitzing teams even though they have had a couple of bad results, but the rest are really chasing down the other top teams.”