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Swindon Town owner Lee Power defends reign

Lee Power at a press conference earlier this week Photo: ITV West Country

Swindon Town owner Lee Power has launched a robust defence of his reign at the League One Club.

We asked him if Tim Sherwood's appointment as Director of Football would help endear him to the Swindon supporters, following dwindling attendances and increased hostility towards him at matches.

Power bought Swindon out of administration in 2013 and paid off the club's estimated £1.25 million debts.

The high point of his chairmanship came in 2015 when Swindon reached the League One play-off final, only to lose out to Preston.

Since then, however, criticism of Power has steadily mounted following a down turn in results and a perceived lack of investment in the team.

Season ticket sales are significantly down on last season and match day attendances have fallen, leading Power to admit that the club is currently operating at a loss.