A FATHER is unhappy with Swindon Town football club's security after his son was reportedly injured when grabbed by a steward during a pitch invasion.

Archie Hogg, 10, and his two cousins joined several other fans in entering the pitch as the match ended on April 30 despite being warned by the club not to do so.

The club warned excited supporters about their conduct at the last home game of the season as Swindon beat Barrow 2-1.

The match lifted the Robins back into the play-offs, a position they would later secure on the final day of the season.

Ultimately, the County Ground field flooded with fans wanting to celebrate with the players but Archie's father alleges his son was injured when he was dragged back by one of the security.

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James Hogg said: "Swindon won the game and on the final whistle there were quite a few people who ran onto the pitch, which I know isn’t the right thing to do but every football fan has done it once in their life.

"My son ran to his favourite player Louie Barry then ran straight back to me, not causing any harm to anyone.

"As he got back to me, the steward grabbed him and my nephew aggressively, leaving marks on my son's ribs causing him a lot of pain and he was very scared.

"Again, I know this wasn’t the right thing for my son and nephew to do but they are kids they were excited and passionate about their football team."

He said despite knowing his son's actions were wrong, he believes they are still owed an apology from the club.

He added he would 'understand' the steward's actions if the boys were grown adults, but since they were young boys, he argues the stewards were in the wrong.

He said: "I am hoping for some sort of apology."

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"I know it's not down to the club's fault, it's the steward company.

Swindon Town FC has been contacted for a comment.

Swindon Town later secured the sixth spot in the table following a victory on the final day of the season at Walsall.

Swindon Town is playing Port Vale at the County Ground on Sunday, May 15 in the League Two play-off semi-final first leg.