TOWN skipper Alan McCormack has praised Andy Williams after the striker scored his first goal in Town colours at Portsmouth on Tuesday.
After a frustrating start to the new campaign, Williams netted Town's second at Fratton Park and McCormack says that former Yeovil man's persistence finally paid off.
"The gaffer and the players have said just keep going," he said. "If you don’t shoot you don’t score and, as the old saying goes: 'If you don’t buy a ticket, you don’t win the lotto'. He has kept going, he has kept plugging away, he has kept on having shots.
"He could have had two or three before half time on Tuesday night. He scored a wonderful goal to open his account which all the fans, players and staff were delighted to see."
After returning to winning ways on Tuesday night, McCormack insisted that the players' mentality had always stayed the same.
He said: "The lads are always the same: they just want to play football. They just want to go out and train, play football, play games and win games. You always get a little bit edgy when you lose a few games in a row but that’s done and dusted now.
"Portsmouth was a great win for us we had tremendous support down there and we’ve got to continue to get better and once we continue to get better and work as a team, work hard, do what we get taught Monday to Friday, we’ll hopefully win every game we can possibly play in and prove that we’re one of the best sides in the league."
To read more from the Town captain, pick up a copy of COYR - Swindon's matchday programme - at tomorrow's home game against Bournemouth. COYR is available from sellers all around the stadium, priced at just £3