Swindon’s interim boss, Gavin Gunning, shares a stunning verdict after an ‘outstanding’ 2-0 victory against Bradford…

Gavin Gunning earned a win in his first game as Swindon interim manager as the Robins defeated Bradford 2-0 at the County Ground.

In his debut match as interim manager for Swindon Town, Gavin Gunning secured a notable victory as the Robins triumphed 2-0 against Bradford at the County Ground. The turning point came in the 16th minute when Swindon was awarded a penalty after Paul Glatzel was fouled in the box. Charlie Austin confidently converted the spot-kick, marking his third goal in as many games.

Despite Bradford’s attempt to equalize late in the first half with a well-placed header by Andy Cook, Swindon’s goalkeeper Jack Bycroft made a crucial save. Swindon extended their lead just before halftime as Glatzel outmaneuvered his marker on the right, setting up Dawson Devoy for a simple tap-in at the far post.

He said: “It was one of those games when neither side is ever going to have a lot of possession because Bradford are very route-one.

“It is always going to be about the second balls and you are never going to dominate because they will get bodies around the ball and it is manic.

“It is not great to watch but the boys did so well to deal with that and then go and show their quality.

“From one to 11 it was fantastic application, actually all 18 of them really, the subs that came on knew their jobs fantastically well.

“Nobody sulked and that made me very happy, but this was just the start.”

The second half saw Austin making an impact again, winning a header from a free-kick and providing Glatzel with an opportunity, but the latter narrowly missed the chance to slot the ball into the open net. Gunning’s successful start as interim boss showcased the Robins’ resilience and efficiency in securing a convincing victory.

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