Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper acknowledged that results are more important than performance at this stage of the season after his side overcame Peterborough United 1-0.Substitute Jermaine Hylton scored the Robins' second-half winner - the 21-year-old's maiden league goal, which, at the very least, cemented Swindon's spot in the Play-Offs.
Hylton emerged from the bench in the 68th minute and scored almost immediately. Jon Obika teed up the chance after neat approach play by John Swift and Harry Toffolo.
"We weren't at our most scintillating but I was pleased because we showed a little bit of grit and dug out a clean sheet,” said Cooper, who celebrated his 100th match as Swindon manager with three points.
"I thought we defended magnificently well. I asked the boys before the game for a clean sheet and three points and that's what they gave me - but with a few more grey hairs.
"Our players were desperate to get three points and cement our place in the top six.
"It was a pleasing result. We have played better and lost but three points was key.”
After scoring his first league goal, Hylton said: “I’ve been dreaming of what it might be like to score it.
"Would it be an absolute cracker, a simple tap in? But I've scored it now and it's a wonderful feeling.
"My next aim is obviously to get a place in the starting line-up. I've been on the bench seven times now and hopefully this goal will give me a kick start."