Hull City U23s defender Tom Nixon felt the team fully deserved the 1-0 victory over Swansea City U23s in the Professional Development League.
Will Jarvis’ second-half strike secured the Tigers three points at the LNER Community Stadium.
“I’m happy with the three points,” said Nixon.
“I thought the lads battled hard and we created loads of chances. We defended well and kept a clean sheet, which we always want, so overall it was good performance.
“The clean sheet mentality has been very important in our development and in the way we want to play. We always work to keep a clean sheet and it was certainly a positive after our last result against Bristol City.”
The first-year professional only joined the club in the summer, but has already made an instant impact after being named captain of the U23s on numerous occasions, and Nixon is eager to continue being a leader.
“I’m overwhelmed to be captain so early on in my Hull City career,” added the defender.
“I haven’t been here long, but to take the responsibility on so far has been great and I feel I have done a good job. Hopefully, I will get more of an opportunity in the future.
“We now just need to take this result in our stride and just keep pushing and pushing for more results, starting with the Watford game.”