ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following their 3-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic in the first round of the League Cup.

Matej Kovar: 7

The young stopper made a handful of really good saves on a tricky debut against a bright Charlton team. He will be disappointed with the third goal, but an otherwise encouraging display.

Rob Hunt: 6

Hunt looked tired even early on and didn’t offer anything going forward. Hopefully just a spot of early-season rust.

Akin Odimayo: 5

The young defender gave everything but looked quite clumsy and naïve for the most part. Wellens will need to put some serious time and effort into developing him. Booked.

Zeki Fryers: 5

Asked to play the ball long far too much when passing is not his strong point while positioning could really do with more work too.

Ellis Iandolo: 5

For someone so bright last season before the injury, Iandolo looked nowhere near previous standards. Muscled off for the first goal far too easily as well.

Michael Doughty: 6

Doughty’s general passing was tidy enough but key passes left a lot to be desired. The midfielder didn’t get up and down the pitch as well as he could have either. Booked.

Anthony Grant: 6

Another one who maybe didn’t seem fully fit just yet. Grant used his experience well to cover danger and force Athletic players into mistakes.

Jordan Lyden: 6

The Australian’s energy was there to see as always, and he got into dangerous positions a few times before being forced off through injury early into the second half. Subbed.

Diallang Jaiyesimi: 5

The winger had a couple of decent efforts, but too often looked quite unsure of the game plan and not as effective when unable to run at defenders in the final third.

Tyler Smith: 6

Smith was often isolated in the first half but showed much brighter moments when properly supported during the second. Subbed.

Jack Payne: 5

Payne will certainly have better games. Free kicks and corners were woeful in the first half before a slight improvement generally in the second. Subbed.


Jonny Smith: 8

A real shining light after his second-half introduction, Smith gave Town the attacking impetus they required. Scorer of a wonderful individual goal, the Liverpudlian deserved better from those around him.

Hallam Hope: 5

Hope didn’t do much to affect the game after his introduction and was not presented with any goalscoring chances either.

Brett Pitman: N/A