“I PICKED it up on the half-turn and just thought: “why not?”

Swindon Town attacker, Scott Twine said his long-range strike against Ipswich Town on Saturday was simply down to an instinctive urge to pull the trigger.

With no away crowd urging him to shoot once he received the ball from left-back Dom Thompson just minutes after the hosts had equalised, Twine took it upon himself to wrestle the lead back towards John Sheridan’s men with a world-class strike from well outside the box.

Although the 21-year-old has scored a handful of special goals already this season while on loan at Newport County, Twine admitted his most recent goal was certainly his best.

Describing the moment he helped Swindon take the lead, Twine said: “I had a load of space in front of me, it opened up and I thought: “why not?” Thankfully, it went in.

“It’s hard to explain how I get that much movement on the ball. I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United, and he used to do it.

“Ever since I was probably seven or eight – maybe younger than that – I’ve always wanted to learn how to do that technique.

“This year, it’s finally coming off regularly whereas before I was more inconsistent. It could still be better, but it’s hard to explain how it happens.

“Getting into spaces like that is one of my strengths, so when I score from it, that’s highlighted even more.”

Now that Twine is back at the County Ground after his early recall from Rodney Parade, the young attacker says he couldn’t be happier to be have made an instant impact at his boyhood club.

Many Town fans are hoping the young prodigy can be the catalyst John Sheridan’s men need to rocket away from danger in League One.

However, with rumours of interest in Twine’s services from higher up the English Football League, the 21-year-old is just happy to be playing games as a new and improved man.

Twine said: “It means a lot to come back and be put straight in the team.

“I was playing every week at Newport, I was enjoying it, loving it.

“All I want to do is play games, so to come back, come into the team and play so I can show what I can do – I couldn’t be happier, really. I couldn’t be happier.

“I learned a lot about myself at Newport, and I thank everyone there – the manager, all the staff and the players – because they made me develop into what I think is a better player, and a much more confident player.”