ASSISTANT manager Noel Hunt wants fans to fall back in love with the football club again after Swindon Town announced it would be freezing season ticket prices in phase one for next season.

On Wednesday morning, the club confirmed fans who renew single season tickets before March 9 will be able to take advantage of last season’s pricing regardless of whether Town achieve promotion or not.

However, if supporters who currently own season tickets in any of the three stands renew their cards in phase two or three, they will face an increase.

The same applies for fans who are considering purchasing a new season ticket – a price increase of between £20 and £40 will apply compared to the current campaign depending on the timing of the purchase.

The club has frozen prices for family tickets across the board though whether they are renewed or purchased for the first time.

Town’s assistant manager is hopeful the good feeling around the club will encourage crowds to swell not only for the rest of this season, but for next term too.

Hunt highlighted the recent home game against Exeter as an example of how the County Ground could look every week – describing the atmosphere as one of the best he had experienced in football.

Hunt said: “It’s so important that we get more fans in again next season.

“The atmosphere we had two weeks ago against Exeter, it was one of the best I’ve experienced in football when I’m stood there just listening – it was incredible.

“For us, it’s about us trying to get the whole town back involved with the club and back in love with the football club.

“We’re trying to do a lot of positive things here, and the more people that come along and see it, the more it’s appreciated, and I guarantee the more lifted the boys will feel.”

With Swindon top of League Two after Tuesday night’s 1-0 victory over Northampton, Richie Wellens’ men are closing in on promotion after three seasons in the bottom tier of professional football.

Hunt says his current employers are hell-bent on a journey back up through the leagues and wants as many fans as possible to roar them on.

He said: “Bring your mates, bring your family, come along for the day, have a beer, have a laugh and get behind the boys.

“That’s a massive thing for us – we are trying to go on a journey here and we’re trying to go somewhere, and we want the fans to come with us.

“So the more fans we have joining us, the better.

“We understand that the bigger the team is that you play, the better the crowds are.

“It’s down to us now to do our work on the pitch and hopefully the fans can help off the pitch by coming to support the boys.”