Phil Brown was full of praise for all 14 players who played a part in Swindon’s 2-1 victory against Notts County at Meadow Lane.
Steven Alzate scored not long after coming on and it was, fellow substitute, Elijah Adebayo’s backheel that teed up Matt Taylor for the cross that led to the own goal that sealed the three points for the visitors.
Brown said, after the game, that the victory was down to his squad rather than just the XI.
“Today, they got confidence from their second half performance. It’s not an 11-man game, it’s a team game and substitutes make a difference.
“I thought the substitutes made a massive difference to the game, even though we could’ve gone behind further.
“It was an open game, and Notts County are dangerous – they have four strikers that moved well and we had to deal with them.
“But once we passed them we were at their back four, I thought they had a weakness down their right side and we tried to exploit that.
“Steven Alzate in midfield added a bit of calmness on the ball. Consequently, we got a real foothold in the game and went on to win it.”
Brown was pleased with his team, who showed, once again, they’re character in coming from behind this season.
“We’ll take spirit and character from that performance, things you can’t really measure. We must be top of the table regarding getting out of certain situations in games.
“They (Notts County) caught us out in the first five or 10 minutes with long ball tactics.
“The philosophy of Harry Kewell, which I talked about before the game, wasn’t evident in the first 10 minutes.
“We got deeper and deeper and consequently were wide open from minute one. Then we got a grip of the midfield, to a certain extent.
“The goal didn’t come against the run of play, but at a moment where their attacks in the first 20 minutes lulled. We got into the game, probably had the best chance of the game, and Martin Smith had a free header from a corner.”