JOHN Sheridan hailed Swindon Town's 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town as their best of the season following a double from Scott Twine at Highbury Stadium.

The visitors were professional from start to finish on the Fylde coast and promptly took the lead when Twine finished at the near post after just five minutes.

Sheridan’s men wasted a couple of good opportunities to double their lead in the first half before Twine added his second on the hour courtesy of a clinical finish with his right foot.

Swindon easily held on for the club’s third clean sheet of the season, and victory saw them rocket up to 19th in an extremely congested bottom seven of League One.

Reacting to the victory, the Town boss praised a largely faultless display from his team.

He said: “That was probably our best (win) considering the circumstances, where we are in the league, and coming to a tough place against a team who were on a good run.

“I thought we were excellent in the first half and probably should have been two or three-nil up at the break.

“It’s about getting results at the moment, but the performance was very good as well. Full credit to the players because there were a lot of good performances from individuals.”

Simon Grayson’s Fleetwood were a shadow of the team that had claimed four wins from their previous five – according to home journalists – and failed to test Swindon’s debutant goalkeeper, Lee Camp aside from a tame Wes Burns effort late on.

Ged Garner did hit the post early in the second half for the Cod Army, but hairy moments were so few and far between as a patched-together Swindon defence held Fleetwood at bay.

Sheridan said: “At 1-0, it was a bit scrappy and they’ve hit the post, but they didn’t create too much against us.

“It was very pleasing, and I chuffed to bits for the boys. We passed it when we had to pass it, we looked confident, and I enjoyed watching us today.

“We slowed the game when we had to as well, but we could and should have been more clinical with the opportunities we made. But there were some great passages of play.”