TIJANE Reis and Troy Archibald-Henville both enjoyed gametime as Swindon Town were beaten 3-2 by Birmingham City in a development XI match this afternoon.

George Barker got his Swindon career off to a good start with Town’s second goal of the game after Yaser Kasim had earlier put the Robins into the lead, but Birmingham proved too strong in the end.

It was the inclusion of defender Archibald-Henville and winger Reis that will provide most encouragement to manager Mark Cooper and Town fans, however, as the pair near a full recovery from knee surgery.