SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft felt his side’s superb 3-0 win away at Luton Town today was a result of the squad’s hard work throughout the week.

Town were dealt a heavy blow seven days earlier after slipping to a second home defeat on the bounce in League Two but returned to their best form in stunning fashion at Kenilworth Road.

Luke Norris fired the visitors ahead from the penalty spot after the Hatters were reduced to 10 men following a straight red card for captain Scott Cuthbert before Chris Hussey and Paul Mullin also hit the back of the net in the second half.

Flitcroft hailed his side’s response to their previous disappointment, with the emphatic win at Luton built on the back of their determination to put it right.

“You see the result and think it happened at 3pm today but it happened after the game last week. It happened Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in our preparation and our detail and what the lads committed to,” said Flitcroft.

“One thing this group is not scared of is hard work. We will take the criticism on the chin, it’s very welcome and accepted.

“We knew going into the fixture that we have fantastic away form so it didn’t worry us. We have come up against potentially the best two strikers in the league and cut them down to very little chances.

“The team shape and structure was fantastic, as in all three away games. I am delighted with the structure of the team and the willingness to run for each other is what’s got us this result and the discipline of the shape.

“I felt right through the game that the solidity would give us opportunities to score and you have to do that from a solid base and foundation.

“I am absolutely delighted with my players and staff for the week’s work they have put in and I am delighted with the performance.”

The decisive moment of the game came after half-an-hour, with Town forward Keshi Anderson dragged down in the box by Cuthbert after Norris headed down Hussey’s cross.

Flitcroft believed Anderson would have put Town in front had he not been fouled, so referee Graham Salisbury’s decision to both brandish a red card and award a penalty was correct.

“It’s 100 per cent. I think he is just going to score,” said Flitcroft.

“Probably in those circumstances now with the way the laws are, you are better letting him score and keeping 11 men on the pitch.

“Keshi has got a tap-in so but dragging him down, it’s a nailed-on penalty and the referee stood firm today because this is a difficult place to come because the fans are on top of you.

“They have such a passionate and loyal fanbase but he stood firm and within the laws of the game, he has got every single decision right.”