Sean Murray was happy to have achieved what he set out to do after playing a starring role in Town’s 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy victory over a Chelsea Development Side on Tuesday night.
The midfielder wanted to show the Swindon faithful what he was all about after being handed his home debut against the Blues, and he certainly did that with two assists and a Man of the Match Award to his name following a hugely impressive performance.
After supplying the corner that led to Raphael Rossi-Branco’s opener, Murray then teed up Nathan Delfouneso for his first goal in Town colours after the break.
It was certainly some introduction to the Swindon faithful and Murray was thrilled to have played a starring role in his side’s success against Chelsea’s U23’s.
“Coming into the game I wanted to try and prove myself and show what I can do, so I worked hard to try and get into good positions and create a few chances,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk.
“I wanted to score, I had one chance at the end but to get the two assists is just as good because that’s two goals for the team created.
“Rapha (Rossi-Branco) has been working really hard to get fit and he played great on Tuesday.
“You know that Nathan Delfouneso is a good goalscorer and hopefully this can be the first of many for him.
“But it was good for Rapha to get his goal because I know he’s been working hard to get back fit, so that’s great.
“I really appreciate the welcome the fans have given me and for one of the fans to pick me as Man of the Match is great.
“I was happy to get through the 90 minutes because I know I’m still not there 100% fitness wise, so I now know that I can do that and that will help me going forward.”
Both of Murray’s assists last night came from set-plays and the 22-year-old is hoping to be given a chance to replicate that success throughout this season.
“I used to be on set-pieces when I was at Watford and I used to create a few chances from them and score a few goals,” he added.
“That is something I have but it is not down to me who takes set-pieces – the manager will pick who’s best for the team for that so we’ll see.
“I need to build on it now and hopefully I can get some more minutes against Bury on Saturday.”