WINGER Lloyd Isgrove says Swindon Town’s match-going fans are a big part of why the club is doing so well this season.

While attendances at home have been gradually rising for some weeks now as Town’s home form improved, the Welshman highlighted the efforts of those that have travelled up and down the country in support of their team.

The County Ground has played host to the third highest average attendance in the league so far (6,819) – behind Bradford City’s Valley Parade and Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park – but games involving Swindon away from Wiltshire see the club rise to the top of the standings (5,997).

And with a home game against Port Vale to come this afternoon, Isgrove is calling on those in the stands to sing and shout that little bit louder if a late goal is needed.

He said: “The fans have been really good – home and away – all season, but especially away.

“The following we’ve had must be up there with the best in the league in terms of numbers.

“And at home, our form has definitely been partly down to them because they’ve always got behind us and really pushed us on.

“Especially in the last 10 or 15 minutes of games when we might need a goal or we want to hold on to a result, they definitely help us get that extra five or 10 per cent.”

Isgrove will likely be a part of the starting line-up that bids to take revenge on John Askey’s men this afternoon after Town’s torrid afternoon in the Potteries in the final game of 2019.

A disastrous first half an hour that saw two serious injuries and one conceded goal set the tone for a 2-0 defeat that would not live long in the memory.

The 27-year-old said that while Town have certainly moved on from that woeful experience, they will try to operate with the same attacking impetus that may have grabbed them the points on a different day.

Isgrove said: “We obviously went to Port Vale to win, to attack as much as we could and to play our normal game.

“We did dominate the ball, but we let in two sloppy goals and then Keshi got injured at the end.

“He was on the pitch, but he couldn’t move. So we struggled on that day, and they scored two very good goals.

“We definitely want to try and get the first goal this weekend and push on from there.

“Being at home, we’re going to be the ones attacking them from the start, so hopefully we score early and go from there.”