Rushian Hepburn-Murphy was pleased with the way Swindon Town controlled the game in their 2-0 home win over Walsall.

Charlie Austin’s header got Swindon off to a flying start inside two minutes, before Tom Knowles received two quickfire bookings in the second period, which allowed Hepburn-Murphy to net late on and make sure Town took all three points.

Hepburn-Murphy said that Swindon were in charge of the game from the first whistle to the last and was pleased they got their just deserts for their performance.

He said: “I thought the performance was outstanding. From the first minute until the 90th minute, more so in the second half, we were absolutely outstanding.

“We were one-nil up in the game and absolutely cruising. The fans know, and the players know that last season we find a way to go and draw that game or even lose it, but today we knew that wouldn’t happen.

“We controlled the game, played it at our pace, and we were brilliant from start to finish.

“I think everything [is different to last season] to be fair, everything blended into one.

“We are on a bit of a run at the moment, and we want to do everything we can to keep that going, we don’t want any hurdles to climb over.

“The players know that the three points are the most important thing, especially in one-nil games like that, and we have to hold on to those and it shows our character that we did.”

Hepburn-Murphy said that he feels as though a lot of lessons have been learned from the many occasions when Swindon dropped points from advantageous positions last season.

He said: “It is about the character. I think that everybody has learned from our mistakes last season.

“The gaffer has come in and the new coaching staff have come in and a lot of the sessions we were doing over the summer were drilling into us not to concede after scoring.

“I think this is a big testament to him [Michael Flynn], because he has been brilliant since he has come through the door and has helped us massively.

“We were at Doncaster a few weeks ago and they went down to ten men, and we couldn’t find a way to break them down, which was credit to them, they defended very well.

“But today was a different ball game, we moved the ball quickly around the back and through the thirds.

“We created fewer chances than we have done, but when they came, we finished them.”