PHIL Brown’s half-time team talk inspired Steven Alzate’s 20-yard strike, which provided Swindon Town with the launchpad required to secure a comfortable three-goal win at Huish Park against Yeovil Town on Saturday.

The Brighton & Hove Albion loan signing, who linked up with Town in July having previously featured for Leyton Orient, put Town ahead in the 59th minute in Somerset when his ambitious effort beat goalkeeper Nathan Baxter’s right reach – sparking scenes of jubilation in a considerably damp away end.

His goal followed instructions from Brown to his midfielders and strikers to shoot on sight given the wet and unpredictable conditions of the pitch.

“I saw the gap open up and I knew I had to let it go, especially with the surface as it was,” said Alzate.

“It was so wet, and the skid when it landed took the ball forward.”

The playmaker appears to have settled into life at the Energy Check County Ground well and is one of several new midfield players that Brown introduced over the summer.

Holding midfielder Toumani Diagouraga is another fresh face to link up with the Town squad, and Alzate spoke highly of the Frenchman – adding that his presence between the defence and midfield grants himself a license to push forward as he likes to.

Alzate said: “I get goals, but I get assists as well – probably more assists than goals. But I will bring goals to the team.

“I’m joint top on the assists list in League Two now, I’ve got to keep that up.

“The pitch was wet, but I felt like we managed the game well, we were on the front foot.

“Toumani (Diagouraga) is very experienced and he will speak to me throughout the game, he allows me to go forward as he sits – I like that.

“We knew the stats and we knew Yeovil hadn’t conceded in quite a while. We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we were on the front foot from the beginning.”

The 20-year-old dedicated the win to the 800-plus travelling Swindon supporters, who stood through 90 minutes of constant rain at Huish Park as the warmth of summer rapidly shifts to autumn.

And he felt the convincing display helped make amends for last weekend’s disappointing home loss to Bury, during which Town only managed to point two shots in the direction of goal.

Alzate said: “That win is for the supporters, they travelled all this way. That win is for them.

“I feel like I’ve settled in well, personally I want more games in me and assists – I want to help the team.

“I’m enjoying my football at the moment, but I’ve got to keep it up.

“The dressing room is buzzing but we can’t let anything slide, we’ve got to keep our performances up.

“Last week’s performance was not positive.”