MATT Taylor believes the fact that the tantalising dream of promotion out of League Two remains a real possibility should be enough to galvanise everyone at Swindon Town amid a difficult situation.

Taylor was handed responsibility for first-team affairs at Town on a temporary basis on Thursday following the shock resignation of David Flitcroft and his subsequent appointment as manager at Mansfield Town.

However, Taylor will have to wait to get his first opportunity to lead Town into battle after their scheduled fixture at home to Yeovil Town today was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

The experienced defender takes charge of a Swindon side occupying the last of the play-off positions in seventh in the table and five points adrift of the automatic places with 11 games to go.

Taylor, who has won promotion to the Premier League twice in his career with Portsmouth and West Ham United, has no doubt that Town are capable of achieving their ambition of climbing out of the fourth tier this season and hopes that the squad, staff and supporters are able to find strength in adversity.

“We have had an honest chat and I explained that what we have got is a very good opportunity to get promoted this season,” said Taylor.

“We are in seventh position in the league. There seems to be a bit of doom and gloom but I am the eternal optimist.“Our future is in our hands so therefore, it is about what we do as a group and how we go about trying to win football matches.

“I still genuinely believe we have got a chance to do something special this season.

“Regardless of what level you play football at, to get promoted – and I have had that opportunity quite a few times in my career and been very lucky – that feeling of euphoria is indescribable.

“It is everything you have worked towards for a long period of time, all the hard graft you have put in, all the sacrifices you have made, these chances don’t come around that often so therefore for the next eight weeks, let’s put everything else on hold and give this everything we have got.”

Taylor concedes Flitcroft’s decision to step down just as the season enters its crucial final stages and take up a new post at a Stags side equally intent on promotion is far from perfect.

However, the left-back has no doubt that with a unified spirit right across the club, the Town squad will be able to rally themselves and make the best of a bad situation.

“The timing is not ideal but there is an argument that a change in manager at any time in the season is not ideal,” said Taylor.

“We play the cards we have been dealt. After speaking to the chairman (Lee Power), this is the way he wants to move at the moment so I am well on board with that, as are the players.

“It is football. What are you going to do?”

“We move forward, we will continue to try our best and we will work very hard.

“We have got good people and people who are willing to give up their time and we have got an opportunity here to make history, as corny as it may sound.”