SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan is adamant the club has a team good enough to survive relegation in League One after watching his team beat Ipswich Town 3-2 on Saturday.

Two goals from Diallang Jaiyesimi, and a goal-of-the-season contender from Scott Twine, helped the struggling Robins to a vital three points over the high-flying Tractor Boys at Portman Road.

Swindon often played the better football and were well worth the victory, according to their manager – though the visitors were made to sweat after Alan Judge’s late finish resulted in a nervy end.

Ultimately, Sheridan’s men deservedly held on for the three points – Town’s first win in seven League One outings.

The Swindon boss said the victory was a long time coming, but he was glad to finally see his squad get their just deserts from a particularly tough away day.

Sheridan said: “I’ve harped on about us playing well a lot recently.

“We let ourselves down in the first-half performance against Milton Keynes and against Accrington, but overall I’ve been quite pleased with the way we’ve played since I arrived.

“We got our rewards from a good performance against Ipswich, whereas we haven’t in the past.

“We’ve got to stick to our beliefs and believe we’ve got a good enough team to get out of the position we’re in – I definitely believe that.

“So to go home with three points from a tough, tough place to come is excellent.”

Sheridan made seven changes to the starting XI that were badly beaten 4-1 by MK Dons a fortnight ago.

Debuts were handed out to new signings, Dom Thompson and Mark Travers, while the returning Twine and Matt Palmer also started.

All were excellent – Sheridan said as much when commenting on the performances of his new players.

Sticking to his mantra of not highlighting individual performances, Sheridan said: “I thought the goalkeeper looked really solid – I don’t think he could have done too much about the goals. He made a great save in the first half to keep the score at 1-0 too.

“I thought young Dom Thompson at left-back was excellent, but everyone was. I thought it was a good, good team performance.

“When we had to work hard, we did that. When we had to defend, we did it well and kept our shape.

“The lads who came back in, Matty Palmer and Scott Twine, did well too. But we’re a team, and it was a good, good team performance.”