SWINDON Town assistant manager Noel Hunt was delighted with the character his team showed after the hosts came from a goal down to beat high-flying Hull City 2-1 at the County Ground.

Following an extremely slow start from Swindon in which Hull’s Keane Lewis-Potter nudged the visitors ahead, Hunt’s men fought back into the contest and hauled themselves level through Paul Caddis after half an hour.

The domination continued into the second half, and Joel Grant finished off a delightful team move while netting his first goal for the club to give Town all three points in the 54th minute.

Swindon held out to claim victory for the first time since September 26 against Burton Albion, and assistant manager Hunt – taking the team due to Richie Wellens still self-isolating following a negative Covid-19 test – was delighted with the fight his players showed.

He said: “I thought the boys were fantastic. To go a goal down but then go on to show the character we did, was great.

“The goals we scored showed some clever thinking from the boys on the pitch.

“Our second goal was something we spoke about at half-time, we felt it was something we could exploit, and fair play to the boys for going out there and performing because they were great.”

Joel Grant’s strike came at the end of a move where Town held onto the ball for a couple of minutes, and passed around the press despite constant and severe pressure from Hull.

Hunt revealed a greater emphasis was put on moving the ball quickly in training this week, and the assistant was delighted to see the fruits of the labour come Saturday.

He said: “The second goal was evidence of the gaffer’s biggest emphasis – he wanted us to make sure we pass the ball a bit more.

“I don’t think we did it as well as we could have in parts, but there were plenty of moments of quality in the game from us, and that second goal was definitely one of them.

“It was a great find from Caddis, a great touch from Hallam (Hope) and a great goal by Joel Grant.

“It was something we spoke about at half-time – Hallam coming deeper and making that space for the wingers to run into, so I was delighted to see Joel get off the mark and to see Hallam get an assist.”