KEVIN McDonald basked in the glow of a “good day for everyone” after City beat Swindon.

Bobby Pointon’s first goal for the club he loves sealed the 1-0 victory in McDonald’s first game in caretaker charge.

Valley Parade was transformed from the angry arena from the final home outings of Mark Hughes’ reign.

McDonald said: “We need to make this place a fortress and the fans have obviously gone home happy. But that comes from us.

“The fans react to how we’re performing, which is normal at any football club especially a big one like this.

“When we won the ball back, we knew exactly where to go with it. I feel seven times out of 10 we did that.

“We created overloads and chances and that’s what you want to see.”

McDonald had played at Tranmere in the final game under Hughes. But left himself out of the squad to focus on the dug-out – where he was supported by Mark Trueman and Matt Derbyshire.

“It was a good day for everyone involved,” he added. “A day that was much needed, especially at home.

“We got three points, which we set out to do, and did that with a good performance.

“There were a few times we nicked the ball in good areas. If we’d had better quality in the final third, we could have scored other goals.”

Pointon was one of three changes made by the big Scot and got his moment five minutes into the second half.

He kneed the ball home from close range after Jamie Walker had swooped on the loose ball when Swindon keeper Murphy Mahoney could only parry Brad Halliday’s fierce shot.

McDonald said: “Bobby didn’t disappoint. I thought he was brilliant and was absolutely shattered.

“I thought it was an own goal! But fair play to him, he creates chances and gets himself into good areas.

“Bobby will continue to score and get assists. I’m pleased for him and knowing his family were here today, I’m sure he’ll enjoy it more than anyone.”