TOWN captain Alan McCormack says that Swindon were rightly rewarded for sticking to their game-plan against Brighton.
A 3-0 win over their Championship opponents sees the Town progress to the next round of the Capital One Cup and McCormack was full of praise for the team, particularly his new partner in the centre of defence.
He said: “A Championship side coming to The County Ground especially one of Brighton’s calibre, with what they’ve shown over the last few years, they were coming here and people thought it was going to be a tough game which it was but we went in with a game plan, we stuck to our game plan for 90/95 minutes and got our just rewards.
“I thought Troy was superb tonight, I think the whole back four was superb, the midfield four superb. Troy covered very well, I think he’s still trying to get used to the demands of what the gaffer wants here. It’s continuous movement: when the ball’s in a certain area you’ve got to be moving you can’t stand still but Troy is still learning. We work on what we do every week as a back four, a midfield four, our shape, technical stuff and it’s nice to see all the work we’ve done over the past five days come off tonight.”
Missing the likes of Paul Caddis, James Collins and Gary Roberts, the Irishman also admired the way that their replacements had performed so well in their absence.
“It goes to show how good the squad is," he said. "Joe Devera has come in and done unbelievably well, he was superb.
"Raffa’s come in done unbelievably well and when you got players like that that didn’t seem like they were going to be in the team two weeks ago and then to be thrown in at short notice was a great attitude to keep focused, to keep the mind ready to come in and do a job for us.”