SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens says leaving with all three points was the most pleasing aspect of his side’s opening League Two fixture as they began the season with a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United this afternoon.

Second-half goals from debutant Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson sealed victory for Town at Glanford Town against an Iron side who were relegated from League One last season.

There were a number of notable performances from Swindon’s starting XI – six of whom were new additions this summer – but Wellens stated the final outcome was most satisfying of all.

“The result is the ultimate thing we will take from it,” said Wellens.

“I thought, at times, the performance was very good. When we got four or five passes in and when we countered at speed, we were very good.

“We were a bit patchy at times. When we were running with the ball, we were taking too many touches – and Scunthorpe are a good team. Once Paul Hurst gets them going, they will be right up there.

“It is a tough place to come so the biggest thing is the result, definitely.”

Both of Town’s goals came on the counter-attack as they ruthlessly punished Scunthorpe’s own failed probes forward with pace and direct running.

Wellens hopes to use those attributes as a real weapon for Town this season, although he was well aware that the closing minutes would not be straight-forward as the hosts desperately sought a way back info the game by pummelling balls into the box.

“We were good on the counter-attack last season. I want to try to attack teams by playing,” said Wellens.

“We didn’t pass the ball as well as we can, but when we did and got Keshi in the hole – we thought he could cause damage today – we looked like a good team.

“At the end it should be a nice, safe, comfortable afternoon, but we know in this league, if you give territory away and don’t win second balls, it’s difficult.

“It was land of the giants at the end by them and they could have had a couple of goals.

“But all in all, it was really good. We could have had a couple more goals and definitely should have had a penalty in the first half.

“There was good attitude and good spirit and the fans were excellent.”

Wellens also confirmed Town were on the cusp of completing another piece of transfer business this summer, with Sidy Sanokho set to sign a deal after impressing as a trialist – most notably against Melksham Town in the final pre-season friendly last Tuesday.

“Sidy will join us on a contract until January 1,” said Wellens.

“It has been a tough one because he played the other night and ran the game and scored a goal from 30 yards, but I have to take into consideration the opposition he was playing.

“We have given him an opportunity and it is a good deal for the club. It gives him a chance to come in and we will see how he does.”