DEFENDER Olly Lancashire has issued a rallying call to Swindon Town supporters as the club aim to secure a top-seven finish in League Two.

The 29-year-old, who has just returned from a calf injury, says he would like to see a packed Energy Check County Ground as Swindon have consecutive home games.

Firstly, Phil Brown will look to navigate a way past Carlisle United on Saturday, before plotting a second win over Yeovil Town early next week.

Lancashire admits it has been a turbulent season on and off the pitch this term, but says home support can be a real boost to him and his team-mates.

“It’s been a rollercoaster season and it has definitely been a long season but with six games to go, we are right in there,” he said.

“Everyone knows what is at stake now. These are the big games that you want to be involved in as a football player. If you’re not looking forward to these games, you shouldn't be in football.

“Saturday is big, Tuesday is big. I am just looking forward to getting out there. We need to get the wins whether they are home or away.

“The fans can hopefully see there is still plenty to play for and that they can help get us over the line.”

Since Phil Brown’s arrival at the County Ground, he has opted for a change in system to four defenders along his back-line as he searches for Swindon’s second clean sheet in 10 games.

Despite the change in formation, Lancashire sees no reason why that should alter results after a successful start to the season with four defenders, as the 29-year-old highlights the players are responding well to Brown.

“Obviously I have been watching him from the inside and the lads have bought in to what he wants from us,” he said.

“He is experienced in football and the number of promotions that he has speaks for itself, so it is important the lads listen to him and try to do what he says.

“We played the first five months with four defenders at the back and we had the best away record in the league, it was just the strange home form we couldn’t get right.

“I don’t really agree that was down to the formation as such, we won a lot of games before we moved to five at the back.

“It feels like a long time since we played Carlisle, obviously that was the first game of the season, which is always exciting.

“We went up there and did well, so hopefully we can do that again and take the same result.”