ROB Hunt hailed his Swindon Town team-mates for showing another side to their game after their 1-0 win away at Cambridge United at the weekend was more about fight than flair.

The victory at the Abbey Stadium was a fourth in five League Two games for Richie Wellens’ side, with the previous three triumphs having been sealed courtesy of dominant attacking displays.

A strong first-half performance yielded a narrow lead at the break for the visitors as Jerry Yates tucked home from close range.

Cambridge had the better of the play in the second period but Swindon showed their solidity all over the park and there was never any genuine threat of an equaliser despite some good saves from goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

Having blown a string of opponents away in recent weeks, full-back Hunt was pleased Town were able to prove they can show guts and grit too.

“It was tough. There were balls flying in from everywhere and I think Cambridge put three, maybe four, strikers on,” said Hunt.

“But that shows what we are about – we can dig in and grind results out when we probably didn’t play our best. That shows what character we have in the team.

“We probably haven’t had to do that too often as we have dominated possession so much in games this season but that shows another side to us.

“We have got a bit heart and resilience to dig in when balls are flying into the box.

“It was a very important win. Some teams will come here and won’t be able to cope with that but we showed we can cope with it.”

Zeki Fryers returned to the Town starting line-up for the first time since August 20 after a spell out on the sidelines due to injury, although it was in a central defensive role rather than his usual left-back slot.

The man who has filled in for Fryers on the left, Ellis Iandolo, also made a telling contribution by setting up the visitors’ winning goal for Yates, and Hunt was impressed with the efforts of both men.

“Zeki has played in the centre before. He came in and did well. He is athletic, good in the air and strong. I think he slotted in very well,” said Hunt.

“It is always good to have pace in the back four. You can get tight to people and trust that with the balls over the top, him and Dion (Conroy) will get there first.

“Ellis did really well. He drove forward and beat two or three people and I don’t know whether it was a shot or a cross but, thankfully, Jerry was in the right place at the right time to put it in the goal.”