Williams can’t wait to sample carnival atmosphere at Coventry

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Luke Williams watches on from the sidelines during Town’s 2-2 draw with Millwall last weekend (PIC: Richard Wintle)

Swindon Town Head Coach Luke Williams can’t wait for his players to be backed by a bumper away following at Coventry City this weekend. 

It is expected that the Robins will play in front of their largest away crowd of the season when they head to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday for what is another crunch clash in the battle for a play-off place.

And that is all down to the Swindon Town Supporters Trust who launched the ‘5K to Coventry’ campaign earlier this month in a bid to make the away end at the Ricoh a sea of red and white.

Town – who are unbeaten in their last six outings in League One – are currently sat in 14th place and are nine points off the play-offs with a game in-hand on the top eight.

A win this weekend would boost Swindon’s chances of prolonging their season, and Trust STFC are hoping to spur their team on with a number of fan displays planned for the day.

Around 2,240 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s encounter, which will be Town’s biggest away following in three years, and Williams has spoken about the importance of being backed by large numbers.

“There is a campaign to try and get as many people to go to that game as possible, which we’re all fully aware of in the camp,” he told members of the local press.

“We’re very grateful for that.

“We got really good support (on Saturday during the 2-2 draw with Millwall) and I’m sure they are willing that ball over the line.

“It does help and I’m not sure the fans always realise how much it does help but it does – when they are behind us it really is fantastic.

“We’re looking forward to Coventry, we know they are a good side but we’re looking forward to going there and giving them a good game.”

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