Adver Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following their 3-2 defeat by West Brom under 21s in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.

Matej Kovar – 6

Distribution was tidy aside from one skewed clearance. Had nothing much else to do apart from pick the ball out of his net three times.

Paul Caddis – 7

Got forward really well throughout and bagged himself a goal. However, the Scot was left for dead during the Baggies’ first goal and felt he could have played better defensively.

Akin Odimayo – 7

A drastic improvement from Saturday’s performance, Odimayo showed off many of his good qualities. Long passing could do with some work, however.

Taylor Curran – 5

The young defender won a handful of headers, but he looked quite uncomfortable for the most part and not likely to break into the first team any time soon.

Ellis Iandolo – 5

Crossing was really poor again and took too many touches in the first half. Iandolo definitely needs more games to regain sharpness.

Matt Smith – 6

Smith started really brightly and showed a good range of passing early on, but faded badly in the second half and was far less effective once Grant came on.

Matt Palmer – 5

Palmer found it difficult to get any time on the ball with Smith dictating play and was hooked shortly into the second half. Subbed.

Jonny Smith – 6

Barely touched the ball in the first half while out on the right before a switch to the left around the hour mark saw Smith’s night improve. Still, a pretty underwhelming performance compared to Saturday.

Jack Payne – 8

Grabbed himself both assists for Town’s goals, Payne put in a polar-opposite performance to Saturday and showed how good he can be.

Hallam Hope – 5

Another one who looked really slow and sluggish. Hope had a couple of chances that could have resulted in goals had he been quicker with his actions. Subbed.

Brett Pitman – 5

Certainly short of match practice, Pitman looked rusty. He only had a couple of serious efforts at goal on what was a fairly frustrating and unsuccessful night for the striker. Subbed.


Anthony Grant – 7

The experienced midfielder took control of the game when he came on and Town began to trend in the right direction following his introduction.

Diallang Jaiyesimi – 6

Certainly added some much needed attacking impetus to Town’s play and looked a cut above the opposition physically and mentally but never made the key pass when required.

Tyler Smith – 7

Smith will fancy he has done enough for a start on Saturday after a short burst of energy, pace and power during his time on the pitch – not to mention a well-taken goal where his positioning secured the tap in.