RICHIE Wellens thanked supporters and rated the atmosphere generated on Saturday at the County Ground in Swindon Town’s 3-2 win over Carlisle United as one of the best he has experienced since joining the club last November.

Just shy of 7,000 Town supporters turned up to watch Jerry Yates, Zeki Fryers and Kaiyne Woolery find the back of Adam Collin’s net as Swindon’s unbeaten start to their League Two campaign stretched into the third round of fixtures.

Despite going behind against Steven Pressley’s Carlisle, the usual cries of desperation from a select few of the County Ground faithful were largely absent.

The Town boss was encouraged by not only in players reaction to going a goal behind, but also the encouragement and support fans offered after United forward Olufela Olomola opened the scoring.

Asked if the atmosphere was the best he had experienced since joining Town, Wellens said: “We had some good atmospheres last season, but Saturday was up there.

“The supporters recognised that we dominated all aspects of the game, even when we went one goal behind.

“Just after we conceded, Dion (Conroy) tried a couple of diagonal passes that didn’t work and there was nothing from the crowd in terms of discontent – and that gives a player a massive boost.

“I can feel the energy on the touchline, so imagine what it’s like for the players on the pitch.

“Saturday was a brilliant day for the club, and we want to continue what has been happening and keep things moving forward.”

Wellens delight with the club’s supporters mirrored his pleasure regarding his squad’s work rate throughout the 90 minutes.

Jerry Yates, Lloyd Isgrove and Jordan Lyden stood out in particular.

But persistence from Keshi Anderson, Kaiyne Woolery and Zeki Fryers among others also gave the Town boss reason to be cheerful ahead of tomorrow’s Carabao Cup first round tie against Colchester United.

“I can ask for that positive vibe from the fans, but first of all the players have the play well – it’s not good me asking for supporters to be involved and vocal if I’ve got 11 players on the pitch that aren’t working,” said Wellens.

“But this team is working, and working with passion.

“All players gave 100 per cent against Carlisle, and the fans responded to that. Fair play to everyone involved.”