2000-2010 – TrustSTFC


The highlight of the next few seasons was a fifth-place finish in 2003–04, where they .

lost to Brighton & Hove Albion on penalties in the League One Play Offs.

In 2006, Swindon were relegated to League Two meaning they became the first ever

former Premier League team to be relegated to the lowest Football League division.

Paul Sturrock was appointed Manager in November 2006 and guided Swindon to

promotion back to Football League One in his first season with the club,

earning the third automatic promotion place in a 1 – 1 draw with

Walsall in the last game of the 2006–07 season.

Town fans celebrating promotion after the draw with Walsall, 2006–07 season

In 2008 Paul Sturrock departed for Plymouth Argyle, and Maurice Malpas took over briefly

as manager, before Danny Wilson was appointed in December 2008.

Wilson helped maintain Swindon’s League One status in his first season in charge.

The 2009–10 season would prove a vast improvement, which saw Swindon finish

fifth, entering the play-offs against Charlton Athletic. Swindon won the tie on

penalties and went on to play in the Football League One play-offs final against

Millwall at Wembley Stadium for a place in the Football League Championship.

However, they lost 1–0 in what was their first defeat in four appearances at Wembley.

Swindon Town v Millwall at Wembley in 2010