SWINDON Town Supporters Trust provide an update on membership figures taking off and how including fans in the decision-making process at football clubs can provide real benefit for all concerned.

It’s been a phenomenal fortnight for the Trust, with over 1000 more Swindon Town fans signing up to become new, fully paid members, a number that only strengthens our collective voice and our mission to protect the long-term prosperity of our club.

And as we’ve seen in recent days at some of the biggest clubs in the world, the people at the top of the game are starting to listen to their most important stakeholders - the fans. First, we saw the scenes at Old Trafford on Sunday, and while the nature of the protests can’t be condoned, they also can’t be ignored.

Then, in recent days, we have seen Liverpool fans’ trust Spirit Of Shankly make progress in their bid to secure fan representation at board level while Chelsea have gone one better, confirming multiple elected supporter advisors will attend board meetings to “ensure general supporter sentiment is considered as part of the club’s decision making process”.

Two huge strides at the top level, matched by the commitment to fan representation that we have seen from Clem Morfuni should he be successful in his bid for the club.

As much as the Trust are owner-agnostic and willing to work with any owner of the club so long as they represent the best long-term interests of the institution and the community, while there remains complete silence from all other parties, it’s impossible not to back to Morfuni’s cause.

At this point, we would again call on “Able” to come forward. We need to know their plans for Swindon Town; their motivations and their willingness to match Morfuni’s commitment to have fan representation at board level.

Without that transparency and commitment, it’s a foreboding start and not a change of ownership that would secure the future of the club for the fans and the community of Swindon.

With Swindon Town on course to finish bottom of the league on the pitch and bottom of all 91 clubs in the Fan Engagement Index published this week, a change at the top has never been more needed, and a fan voice at the heart of that change never more important.