Elijah Adebayo bagged his second goal in two games – the only goal, as ten-man Swindon had to fight for a first away win and clean sheet of the campaign at Morecambe.
Adebayo spoke of his manager’s desire for a clean sheet but that the character and team spirit in the group is what got them the elusive first defensive shutout of the season.
“The Gaffer’s told us that he likes 1-0 wins and obviously we made it a bit hard for ourselves but, like we have all season, we just plugged away and stuck together. That’s the character in the group.
“We dug in and we deserved it today.
“Everyone gets along with everyone – the spirit in the camp is just positive, always positive so when we take to the pitch we know we can always trust each other. Nobody goes on the pitch and makes mistakes deliberately so we always have each other’s backs so, if someone makes a mistake, his mate goes in to help him. That’s what we’re like as a team and that will hopefully grow and continue.”
On his personal goalscoring form, the Fulham loanee is getting no plaudits from inside the changing room, even if they’re coming from outside.
“I’m getting a bit of stick for not squaring it to Jermaine (in the second half) but it’s two in two and, as I said when I joined, I want to score as many games as possible and when I get my chances it’s critical that I take them. The luck is on my side at the moment so I’m just trying to get as many as possible.”
292 fans made the trip to Lancashire to see Adebayo’s goal and a solid defensive display and the young striker said that they’re ones that deserve the victory.
“It’s fantastic to have them behind us – it pushes us through and gets us over the line. They’re screaming and shouting until the end so all the boys want to do it for them as well because they’ve travelled a long way.
“To come here and not get three points would have been disappointing so, for them, three points was deserved so we go again next weekend against Bury.”