STRIKER Elijah Adebayo was thrilled to have opened his Swindon Town account in their frantic 3-2 win over Tranmere Rovers.

The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Premier League side Fulham, scored Town’s first goal of the game on Saturday, sparking their eventual comeback.

Manager Phil Brown has put plenty of faith in the youngster, who has featured in all five of Swindon’s fixtures so far this term.

Veteran striker Marc Richards and Joe Romanksi completed the comeback, with the latter also notching his first goal for the club in a dramatic match at the Energy Check County Ground.

Adebayo was the target of some criticism for failing to register after featuring so heavily, but he believes there is more to his game than putting the ball in the net.

“I said to myself you can breathe now because obviously everyone is saying he’s playing well but hasn’t scored,” said Adebayo.

“I was thinking that to myself as well. But I always say to myself in every game if you get one chance you have to put it away.

“And the other games it didn’t go in the back of the net but Saturday was a new game and I got my chance and put it away.

“Now it is about getting more. When I first joined I said I love scoring goals and now it has finally come so I have just got to kick on and score more.

“Strikers are judged on goals but if you are not scoring you have to bring something else to the team, whether it’s setting up goals or holding up the ball so your team can get up the pitch and create chances for someone else.

“I think there is a lot more to the game than just scoring goals.”

Town were 2-0 down when they were handed a numerical advantage after Tranmere's Jay Harris was dismissed for a poor tackle on Martin Smith.

That incident prompted Brown to bring on veteran striker Richards, as he went all out to turn the game around.

That and the later introduction of Steven Alzate paid off and Adebayo says it was brave of the Swindon manager to make such a bold decision.

“Credit to the gaffer who made the subs, he brought a lot more attacking players who were going to take the game to them,” he added.

“I think we did that, especially when Rico came on we had two target men to play towards and then we came alive and everyone starts to move off me or him.”