Paul Glatzel said that scoring his first goal for Swindon Town proved to be bitter-sweet following their 2-1 defeat to Newport County.

The former Liverpool youngster scored his first goal in red within two minutes of the start of the second half as he coolly slotted beyond Nick Townsend after Udoka Godwin-Malife had played him in behind.

That goal did not prove to be enough, however, as Will Evans and then Seb Palmer-Houlden both fired home at the other end to mean that Swindon once again left South Wales with nothing to show for their trip.

Glatzel said that although he was very pleased to have gotten off the mark for Swindon, the fact it came in a defeat took some of the pleasure out of it.

He said: "We have been working on it in training with me making runs in behind and the lads trying to find me, so credit to Dokes [Godwin-Malife] he played a great ball in behind.

"When the ball came over the top initially I was thinking about trying to dink the 'keeper but he seemed to be back peddling a bit, so I just thought I could take my time and decided to put it down the left.

"It is obviously nice to get off the mark, I was a little bit disappointed last week not to get off the mark.

"It is nice to score, but ultimately the team comes first and we have come away with no points so it is a bit disappointing."

Glatzel has quickly become a focal point of the Swindon attack under Gavin Gunning, playing a big role in setting up both goals against Bradford City and then scoring at Rodney Parade.

The striker said he has enjoyed playing under the interim head coach and the whole squad have bought into what he is trying to get across.

He said: "I am enjoying it, it has been good and the training sessions have been good.

"I think he has brought in a bit of structure formation-wise, which is a good thing.

"All of the boys love him and hopefully we will be able to kick on.

"I am not sure [it is built around me], but it is built around wingers running in behind and Chaz [Charlie Austin] supporting the play.

"Hopefully that will work for us and we will create as many chances as we can."