Ex-Saints Talisman On Target In Robins Win

FORMER Southampton striker Charlie Austin scored his eighth goal of the Sky Bet League Two season in a resounding 2-0 Swindon Town win against Bradford City.

The English striker fired the Robins into the lead having converted confidently from the penalty spot in the 16th minute.

In the build up, Austin’s strike-partner Paul Glatzel was judged to have been fouled by Bradford defender Cairan Kelly on the edge of the 18-yard box.

Austin showed his contribution once more towards in the closing stages of the first half.

After he found Glatzel with a through ball, who then calmly found and new-signing Dawson Devoy to double the Town’s lead.

Swindon started their control when Saidou Khan volleyed over the crossbar in the fifth minute of the game.

There were some impressive displays from Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Jake Cain.

This result meant that Swindon climbed into 14th place and above Bradford in the table.

Relief For Town Supporters

The beginning of the new year hasn’t been what Robins fans had imagined.

At the start of the January transfer window, Swindon lost a two loan attackers with a combined 30 goals between them.

16 goal striker Jake Young was recalled by today’s opponents, the latter started on the Bantam’s bench.

He was subbed on in the second half and was greeted to a standing ovation from 7,000 Robins fans.

Young is the league’s second top goal scorer

As well, 14 goal midfield maestro Dan Kemp, who was recalled by fellow League Two side MK Dons.

Earlier this month, manager Michael Flynn departing on the 15th of January and was replaced by Gavin Gunning.

It was later confirmed by club chairman Clem Morfuni that he would taking an interim manager role until the end of the season.

Ireland international Gunning was previously the club’s development-phase loans manager before taking over.

Irish Delight For Gunning

New-interim manager Gavin Gunning was delighted with his team’s performance.

“It was one to eleven, fantastic application, to be fair one to 18, the subs did fantastically well.”

Centre-backs Conor McCarthy and Frazer Blake-Tracy caught in particular caught the managers eye.

“That was a proper elite League Two centre-half partnership level performance.”

“Playing against one of the best strikers in the league, then another one comes on, dominate him as well.”

He also commended “legend” Charlie Austin for the experience he brings to the team.

“He’s been a Premier League striker, a top Championship striker, but he is still very coach able.”

“The ball for Glatzel was a joke because he turns his body shape to spin it.”

“He teaches me that he can stick the ball into the back of the net.”