Swindon Town can today confirm that we have been awarded the Sky Bet League Two title by virtue of unweighted points-per-game.
After a direction of travel was suggested following a League Two club meeting, and ratified by the EFL Board, clubs in the division voted, almost unanimously, to curtail the season.
Swindon’s 1.92 average points-per-game sees the club top the League Two standings.
We are, of course, delighted to have achieved the goal of our 2019/20 campaign; however, we must acknowledge there is also a bittersweet feeling amongst everyone associated with the football club because this accomplishment should have been earnt on the pitch and celebrated alongside our supporters in the stands.
The situation nation and worldwide obviously makes that impossible.
When lockdown began the club stood in second position in League Two, with a game in hand over Crewe Alexandra who had gone top the weekend before. Our points-per-game, calculated through our home and away records separately, sees us leapfrog the Alex.
Artell’s Railwaymen and Plymouth Argyle join Swindon in the automatic promotion places with the remaining promotion spot decided by play-off games yet to be played.
Richie Wellens’ side go up as champions after spending a full five months of the season at the top of the division – from November 23rd through until March.
Despite the final chapter of our season in League Two being cut short, we are determined for that not to, in any way, tarnish the hard work of our players, management and staff that led to our position when the country shut down in late March.
They fully deserve this title for the effort put in from the first day of pre-season testing this time last year to now. That runs through all departments of the football club from first-team management to our matchday volunteers.
Finally, we’d like to thank you for your amazing support this season. We’ve created some unforgettable memories together and the bond between players and fans has been incredible.
We can’t wait to see you again at the County Ground. In League One.