In the past few days, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has stepped up efforts to try to ensure our Club gets to play at Wembley during the year we must spend away from White Hart Lane in 2017/18.

In two polls conducted over the last 12 months, Spurs fans have voted overwhelmingly for Wembley as their favoured destination, and conversation among the fans we speak to and go to games with also reveals Wembley as a preferred choice.

Some still worry about what spending a year at Wembley would mean? Would it mean playing games in a half-empty stadium at times? Would the change in atmosphere affect the players? What would the experience be like for fans?

We recognise there would be challenges. But we firmly believe that Wembley is still the best option in the current circumstances. Viable alternatives in London need to house the number of season ticket holders and corporate guests we have, and have a pitch that could meet UEFA standards. So that’s a pretty convincing argument in itself, and one we believe the majority of fans who back the move to Wembley recognise.

Wembley is in North London, the Club’s historic home, and we believe it is important to ensure the link between Tottenham and North London is retained. There is an alternative outside London – and that’s Milton Keynes. But that presents serious travel issues for many of our fans, especially midweek. Those people worried about the effect of a less-than full Wembley might care to reflect on how many fans would turn up for a League Cup third round tie against Exeter City on a Wednesday night in Milton Keynes – and that’s no reflection on Exeter City’s status. And a significant number of our fans still have serious issues with the roots of MK Dons and feel uneasy about providing any support for the club. That may not be a popular view in some quarters, but it is the reality.

And if we really think we couldn’t attract a big enough crowd to fill a reduced capacity Wembley regularly, how do we think we can fill a new 61,000 capacity stadium? Wembley not only retains our heritage links, it could be an opportunity to attract a new generation of fans if the pricing policy is properly thought out. With its top tier closed, Wembley can accommodate 50,800 fans. We regularly fill our current 36,200 capacity stadium, and so we’re talking about attracting another 14,000 fans on the way to our new 61,000 capacity stadium. And for Wembley, it’s a chance to showcase the national stadium to a wider group of fans.

Of course, there are concerns about atmosphere in a stadium with the top tier closed. But plenty of lower division play-offs have taken place at a less-than-capacity Wembley that have generated a pretty passionate atmosphere, and we’re confident Spurs fans would rise to the challenge.

We’ve been pushing for Wembley for over a year. We’d have preferred the Club to join us in doing this earlier, but we are glad THFC is now lining up with us to campaign for a season at Wembley. When the aims of Club and fans are the same, we can be a powerful force working together.

With rumours that another London club may be interested in using Wembley while its own stadium is rebuilt, we’ve written to the FA asking it to ensure all its member clubs are treated equally. We are not asking for preferential treatment for THFC. We are asking for all clubs to be given the same opportunity. We do not believe the FA should favour the interests of one club over another, and we have been asking all Spurs fans to contact Greg Dyke at the FA to put this point.

We trust the FA will remember its responsibilities to its member clubs.