A dedicated Swindon Town superfan made sure he wouldn't miss out on the chance to see the club's big match today by camping outside the club's store overnight for the last tickets.

Mark Heron brought along his camping chair when he turned up to the County Ground at 4am on Wednesday morning and managed to bag two tickets for the second leg of the League Two play-off semi-final against Port Vale. 

The 40-year-old was "over the moon" after his impressive six-hour stint outside. He plans to take his step-daughter Lucy, 15, to the game tonight as she is "hooked" on Swindon Town.

He said: "I was desperate to go. This doesn't happen very often and I thought, 'if I can get a ticket, I've got to go'.

This Is Wiltshire: Mark (right) outside the STFC store at 4amMark (right) outside the STFC store at 4am

"I didn't have any luck asking other people to help me get me a ticket so when I saw the club's announcement, I knew I had to get in there early."

The club revealed on Tuesday that an extra 98 tickets would go on sale on Wednesday at 10am. 

Mark didn't want to take any chances so, when he saw a post on social media claiming there was a big queue on Tuesday night, he rushed down to the County Ground at 9.30pm.

It turned out to be a joke post but, just to be certain he didn't miss out, Mark set his alarm for 3am.

When he returned to the club at 4am, there was already one person ahead of him in the queue who had driven down from Northampton. 

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"When I was sitting in the shade it was a bit cold but I didn't want to move because I had waited so long."

Mark used to be a regular season ticket holder but, due to financial reasons, he didn't buy one this season.

Despite this, he still frequently travels around the country to watch the Robins at away games.

"I'm lucky to have been able to get tickets to go to high profile games when it's in demand but I've also been when only a few of us have gone.

"I've been to all sorts of places like Carlisle, Hartlepool, Torquay and Exeter watching them over the years."

Mark has been a fan since 1993 and remembers when Town was promoted to the Premier League after beating Leicester City in the play-off final.

He "can't believe" how well the team have done this season, adding: "They've done brilliantly.

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"At the beginning of the season, we didn't have a manager but Clem's taken over the club and what he's achieved this season is incredible.

"He's got big plans so hopefully we can get to Wembley and get out of this league.

"The transformation from the start of the season until now is brilliant."