SCOTT Twine said he hopes his two goals in Swindon Town’s 4-3 win over Wigan Athletic on Sunday made his former mentor Alan McLoughlin proud.

McLoughlin was academy manager at the County Ground, helping to bring through players such as Scott Twine and Harry Parsons – both of whom were involved as Town came from 3-1 down to beat the Latics 4-3 at the weekend.

The Swindon legend’s old club was involved in an action-packed second half at the DW Stadium in which Twine scored a brace to add to Tyler Smith and Hallam Hope’s solitary strikes.

Town’s memorable comeback came after goals from Curtis Tilt and Will Keane had set the Lancashire outfit on their way to all three points.

But following Zak Clough’s close-range finish and Tilt’s red card for pulling back Smith as last man, the game turned on its head, and Twine led a charge that the attacker hoped put a smile on the faces of those people affected by this week’s sad news.

Following the thrilling encounter, Twine said: “I suppose that was a good way to end a shocking season.

“Everyone at the club knows it’s not been good enough and we deserve to be where we finished. It hasn’t been good enough from start to finish.

“It’s disappointing, as a Swindon Town fan, it’s not a nice position that we’re in right now and we need to do everything we can to change that next season and get back into League One.”

Twine briefly gave Swindon hope early in the second half as he curled home another wonderful free-kick.

With Town 3-1 down in the 77th minute, it appeared as though all hope was lost. However, Hallam stepped up to reduce the arrears.

And with Smith heading in moments before Twine’s superb second, the attacker stepped up to round off an emotional week in fitting style.

On his friend and mentor, Twine said of McLoughlin: “The news in the week was shocking. He was brilliant to me, he always spoke to me regularly, he was my youth team manager. He gave me such good advice all the time – I always went to him if I needed anything.

“Hopefully, he’s looking down, and he saw those goals and it made him proud.

“Everyone who knew him would say how brilliant a person he was. He was just an all-around great guy, and I was sad to hear the news. It hit me hard because I was close to him. No one had a bad word to say about Macca, and it’s such sad news.”