GOALSCORER Luke Norris was not fussed about the manner of Swindon Town’s narrow 1-0 win at home to Notts County in their final game of 2017 on Saturday.

Although Swindon were the more threatening side throughout, genuine chances were at a premium at the Energy Check County Ground, with Norris getting the decisive goal a minute into the second half when he finished off a good run and cross from Keshi Anderson.

Town had been thumped 5-0 at home by League Two leaders Luton Town on Boxing Day so another stiff test looked in the offing against a County side sitting second in the table.

However, the visitors barely featured in the game until the latter stages and Norris was pleased to put a feel-good factor around the club again heading into the new year.

“It was one of those days where the conditions and weather weren’t the best but I think with how we have been at home, it is one of those results that everyone needed – players, staff and fans,” said Norris.

“It wasn’t the best or the prettiest but they seem to mean a bit more when they are won 1-0 in that manner.

“At the end of the day, if you’d offered us a 1-0 win, everyone would have snapped your hand off.

“It is great for us to bounce back from a really poor Boxing Day and now we have another big game against Barnet on Monday.”

Swindon manager David Flitcroft opted to field to an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation against County but the switch paid off as Town were much more difficult to break down than they have been in recent matches and Norris felt that had an important baring on the outcome of the game.

“It was big. At home, we have all come under a bit of pressure from everyone,” said Norris.

“I thought the lads at the back were very solid. Notts County are second in the league, they have got a good player in Jon Stead up front and we dealt with him.

“The midfield have come under a bit of criticism from a lot of people and I thought James Dunne and Amine Linganzi were excellent today. They shut down everything and really showed the qualities they have.”