Harrison Minturn was pleased that Swindon Town were able to display a scrappier side of themselves in their 1-1 draw against Harrogate Town.

Town took the lead in North Yorkshire after Jake Young curled a delightful strike into the top corner of the net, but Jack Muldoon enforced a share of the spoils with his precise drive from the edge of the box.

Minturn said that he was pleased with the character shown by the Swindon team not to repeat the same mistakes after conceding a goal.

He said: "It was obviously quite a difficult game, I think this was not how we wanted to play and we had to be a bit more scrappy.

"But I think it was quite pleasing that we have come away from it with a point, I know we wanted more and to get the three, but I think that it is pleasing considering our past results.

"I think we should take the fact that when it did go to one-all, in past games we have crumbled.

"It is pleasing to think that we have come away keeping it one-all and we should have scored at the end.

"That is what it is and I think we should just take it on and apply it to other games now."

Due to options on the bench, Minturn was asked to play in midfield for the final 17 minutes after Tom Brewitt replaced Charlie Austin.

The 19-year-old said that whilst this was not a position he had a lot of experience in prior to the game, he understands that with the size of the squad, it was a needs-must situation.

He said: "I have played once against [Crystal] Palace under-21s in midfield, but it was my first time playing against a professional team in there.

"I felt that I did alright, it was just about tracking down second balls, trying to get us up the pitch, and trying to make tackles.

"I did okay, but I was a bit of a headless chicken.

"We have lads who are injured and we have boys going out to competitions, so we are going to miss them and those are important players.

"We are all going to have to dig deep now and help everyone out, if it is not your job then you still have to do it, because, at the end of the season, we all want the same thing."