LOUIS Thompson has branded Swindon Town “a force to be reckoned with” after scoring his first professional goal in the 2-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Blades came into the clash at the County Ground with just one defeat to their name in their last 10 League One outings but fell victim to Thompson’s 90th-minute winner.

Thompson, whose brother Nathan darted 80 yards from the dug-outs to celebrate with his teammates in front of the Town End, was delighted with the result and intimated that the Robins are in a good place to mount a late play-off challenge.

He said: “I imagined it to be a screamer but it wasn’t quite like that, but I’ll take any goal as it comes.

“I think once I realised it came down I did well to get my breath back but it got even madder when I saw Nathan sprinting round the pitch. When your brother’s scored his first goal I think that’s natural so it’s a great feeling and a great moment.

“I think we were asked a few weeks ago how much character we had and I think we’re proving now that we’re a force to be reckoned with. I think we’re surprising a few and it’s about momentum going into the play-offs, you don’t want to be staggering going into it. Coming into it now with a few wins under your belt would be good.

“I think the gaffer says, and it’s quite true, that it’s good to keep it low-key. I don’t think we’re expected to be in the play-offs so we’re taking every game as it comes and planning for the future ahead for this club.

“For us, if we can get in the play-offs what a great experience it would be for us young boys but for us personally we take every game and try to improve on our performances.”