SWINDON Town stopper Lawrence Vigouroux praised his defensive teammates following a resolute display at Kenilworth Road.

After conceding seven goals in two defeats at the County Ground, David Flitcroft’s side faced League Two’s highest scorers, Luton Town.

Dion Conroy was the only defender who survived the cull last season, as a total of six new faces arrived at Swindon over the summer to revamp the club’s defence and with James Collins and Danny Hylton responsible for a total of 49 goals collectively last season, Town fans could have been forgiven for thinking a clean sheet was unlikely.

However, that wasn’t to be the case as Swindon ran out 3-0 winners in Bedfordshire, much to the delight of Vigouroux, who was more than aware of the threat posed by the hosts.

“It’s a really happy dressing room. It’s a tough place to come, their fans get behind their team a lot so we’re really happy to get the three points,” he said.

“We have worked really hard. The manager has got into us and we have worked really hard to turn the last two results around and we’ve come to a team that is tipped to be up there (and won).

“We have a lot of new defenders in but as a unit we have worked really hard and diligently this week and I think that bore fruit today.

“We have won 3-0 away at a good side and I thought we defended outstandingly. Dion, Olly (Lancashire), Purks (Ben Purkiss) and Huss (Chris Hussey) were outstanding and Dunney (James Dunne) in front of them was a great little screen. We did well and I am really proud of the boys.

“Before the sending-off (of Hatters’ Scott Cuthbert), we were well in the game.

“Obviously they have gone down to 10 men and the game has changed a little bit but we stayed solid and we are really happy.”

Town’s defenders have also chipped in at the other end, Lancashire notching at Norwich City in the Carabao Cup last month, and, on Saturday, on-loan Hussey, who has created a number of goals through set-pieces, opening his account with a superb strike from outside the box.

“It was an unbelievable goal from Chris,” added Vigouroux.

“He has cut inside and with the outside of his foot, put it in the far corner. He has been outstanding this season.

“He has good delivery and very solid at the back and today he showed how good he is and we are lucky to have him.”