Rushian Hepburn-Murphy said that he is enjoying the ability to play against tired legs in his current role as Swindon Town’s super sub.

The 25-year-old found the back of the net again for Swindon off the bench against Walsall as he capitalised on Liam Gordon’s errant back pass to grab Town’s second of the match two minutes from time.

Hepburn-Murphy has notched twice in just 94 minutes of league football this season, the fourth best rate in the division, as he has made four appearances off the bench for Michael Flynn’s side.

The forward said that despite wanting to be involved from the start, he feels that his attributes were helping him to impact games from the bench.

He said: “The gaffer [Flynn] said in the changing room after the game that whether you are starting or not starting or not in the squad, we are going to need absolutely everybody.

“I think the players on the bench, when they come on, they have to do a job for the team, and those who are starting definitely have to do a job for the team.

“We are a collective and we are all in this together.

“I would like to start games, but coming on against tired legs suits me quite well.

“I think that everyone knows that I am quick, I am quite direct, and I like to get at players, so coming on against tired legs isn’t too bad.”

Despite his impressive return from injury, Hepburn-Murphy has work to do to reclaim a space in the team as the current attacking trio of Jake Young, Charlie Austin, and Dan Kemp have combined to score 16 goals between them already this term.

Hepburn-Murphy said that he remains patient waiting for his chance to get back in the starting line-up because of the quality of those ahead of him.

He said: “I don’t say anything to the manager, I have to sit back and be patient because we are going to need absolutely everybody.

“Young is on great form and has scored God knows how many goals in however many games, Chaz [Austin] is performing as well, scoring and assisting.

“I think all three of us, or all four if you want to include Kemp, are bringing out the best of each other.

“If everyone is performing then it keeps everyone on their toes, and nobody can really slack off.”