Adver Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players in their 2-0 defeat away at Port Vale in League Two.

Steven Benda: 6

Benda’s kicking was pretty poor throughout and was not able to start many counter-attacks. He could have done nothing about either goal, however.

Paul Caddis: 6.5

Alternated between calm back passes with his head or chest and wildly hacking the ball clear. Passing could have been more composed.

Mathieu Baudry: N/A

Did nothing wrong in the opening 15 minutes, but a hamstring injury concluded a woeful opening period for Town. Subbed.

Gabriel Zakuani: 6.5

Defended well enough, but he did not look particularly comfortable with the ball at his feet and let Grant start attacks.

Ellis Iandolo: N/A

Started but his afternoon was over before it had begun following a heavy tackle from Port Vale defender Leon Legge. Subbed.

Anthony Grant: 7.5

Grant battled brilliantly while in midfield and his experience allowed him to do a job as an emergency centre back.

Michael Doughty: 6

Continued to try and make Town tick, though like the rest of his teammates, nothing seemed to come off for Doughty. Subbed.

Keshi Anderson: 7

Before his late injury, Anderson looked lively again and one of Town’s most likely scorers – only an untimely bobble denied him a first-half equaliser.

Kaiyne Woolery: 6.5

The winger made things happen for the visitors and had a plethora of chances, but was often too slow to release a pass or shot. Still, his performance levels are trending in the right direction.

Jerry Yates: 6

Another quiet day for Yates out on the left. Wellens felt he should have set Doyle up for a tap-in – one of few chances for the Rotherham loanee.

Eoin Doyle: 6

Doyle cut a frustrated figure after being on the receiving end of some rough treatment from the home defenders. He was left to feed only on a couple of half-chances too.


Rob Hunt: 6

Possibly still suffering the effects of a Christmas cold as he was often slow to react to things and was handed a torrid time by Vale winger David Amoo.

Jordan Lyden: 6.5

His positional sense was just a tier below Grant’s, but you could not question his desire to compete or attitude when out on the pitch.

Lloyd Isgrove: 7

Isgrove was much brighter than during his substitute appearance on Boxing Day and slotted in nicely as one of Town’s attacking arrows.