MILES Storey appears to have quite literally discovered his shooting boots.
The young forward had been kept waiting for his latest Nike footwear to arrive for quite a while ahead of the trip to Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night but they were delivered in time to be given a try at Prenton Park and the 20-year-old reaped the benefits.
The omens weren’t good pre-match for Storey, who couldn’t find his range during shooting practice, but his 67th-minute equaliser - a cross-shot which drifted over Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams for his second goal of the season - proved he was right to stick by them.
“I’ve been waiting for them for a week,” Storey told the Advertiser. “Parcelforce have been a bit of a nightmare for me but I gave them a go in the warm-up and gave them a run-out.
“I didn’t score at all in the warm-up but it’s the luck of the draw. Hopefully they are (my shooting boots).”
Having recorded back to back league wins for the first time since mid-November, Swindon are now four points off the League One play-offs with seven games of the season to go.
It remains a formidable task and Storey stressed that there was no need for the Town players to get carried away with the position they now find themselves in.
“Anything is possible now. You’ve got to aim to win all the games that you play and think about the next one. That’s all we can do at the minute,” he said.
“We’ve got a young side so all we can do is keep on playing and hopefully keep on winning.”
Storey put Town’s ability to grind out victory at Prenton Park down to sheer bloody-mindedness and a few choice words at half-time.
“Mainly it’s about the grit,” he said. “We had a bit of a sticky patch after the goal (at Tranmere), maybe took our foot off the pedal and they got their goal. We got a bit of a rollicking at half-time and we were told we needed to hold the ball better, create chances.
“We all knew it anyway, we knew we needed to look after it better.”
Meanwhile, former Swindon Town loanee Jacob Murphy is expected to join Southend United ahead of the closure of the emergency loan window this evening.