JAYDEN Mitchell-Lawson admitted he was “chuffed” to finally get off the mark for his home town club after finding the net in Swindon Town’s 3-1 win over Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night.

Having suffered a frustrating first half in the EFL Trophy tie, a slight tactical tweak allowed Mitchell-Lawson to unleash his finer attributes and go on to score the winning goal in the 74th minute following a clever turn, run, and finish.

The former Town academy scholar admitted the feeling of finally registering his first goal caused him to forget any pre-planned celebration as he simply jumped in the air before being mobbed by his teammates.

He said: “It’s a great feeling to score for my hometown club.

“As soon as I scored, I was so chuffed, but I just jumped up and I didn’t know what to do with my celebration because I was so happy.

“I’m hoping to push on now and score more goals because I love this club, it’s a great club.”

The 22-year-old enjoyed a superb second half on Tuesday night and was the key reason behind Swindon all but booking their spot in the EFL Trophy knockout stage.

Mitchell-Lawson analysed his own game afterwards, saying a determination to keep going proved pivotal in the late success for his team.

He said: “I was building into the game, I felt. In the first half, I made a couple of runs but I wasn’t getting it. I thought I just need to keep doing that and my pace will help.

“That’s my best attribute – my pace and my dribbling – so I kept doing it, and I got what I wanted as well as an assist. It’s a win-win for me and the team.”

While it may be presumed that Mitchell-Lawson would now set his sights on starting more regularly, the level-headed youngster said it is important he builds up steadily as he continues his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury.

He said: “It’s still early days for me. I’ve had an injury for five months, so I wasn’t looking to go straight into the team straight away.

“To get on the bench that quickly, I was happy about that. But it’s about me managing myself, and the club have managed me very well since arriving.

“I just need to build myself up because that was the first 90 minutes I’ve had in over seven months. It’s about building me up slowly and sooner or later, it will come good.”