LAWRENCE Vigouroux was delighted to be able to ensure his side got all three points from a tough defensive test at Roots Hall.

The goalkeeper, on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season, has been growing in confidence game-by-game. The 21-year-old will surely take further pleasure from some of the saves he made to keep Southend at bay in the latter stages at Roots Hall.

Two stops in particular - one from a Myles Weston header and the other from a late Joe Pigott volley - were outstanding.

However, it was the way a goalkeeper of such limited experience dealt with the aerial bombardment from Southend that demonstrates why Town brought him in.

In the last couple of seasons, Swindon have struggled to deal with high balls and crosses into the box. Vigouroux’s ability to pluck the ball from the air under pressure was key in reducing that threat against the Shrimpers.

“They were just instincts and reactions and that’s my job - I’m paid to keep the ball out of the back of the net and I’m happy that we’ve come here and ground out a 1-0 win,” Vigouroux told the local media.

“It was just reactions and I had to use my instincts to do whatever I could to keep the ball out of the net. I’m really lucky that happened.”

Like Port Vale on Tuesday, Phil Brown’s Southend put Town under some intense pressure towards the end of the game, but this time, Swindon remained resolute in defence.

For Vigouroux, that pressure is something he has not dealt with before, as in the more performance-focused under 21 level, opponents are not going all out to get results. That new experience is something the stopper is keen to learn from quickly.

“Nothing builds morale like wins and clean sheets. You should see the boys in changing room; everyone’s happy,” he added.

“It’s great to be around that because in under 21s football, you don’t really play for those things like points and clean sheets.

“It’s really good. For me especially - I’ll be more experienced and better for it.”

The Swindon Advertiser was not permitted to attend Vigouroux’s post-match press duties.