ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following their 3-0 defeat at home to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.

Joe Fryer: 4

Made a few good saves to prevent the scoreline from getting any worse, but he made a vital mistake for the first and was partly at fault for the second.

Paul Caddis: 5

Caddis was beaten for pace so often in the first half as Accrington made hay. When he did get the ball, passes were hit and miss whether they made their target. Subbed.

Jonathan Grounds: 5

Grounds wanted too much time on the ball during the first half and was guilty of diving in to challenges intermittently throughout. Booked.

Akin Odimayo: 6

Was often Swindon’s second best attacking threat or creator of chances behind Matt Smith. Odimayo was outmuscled too easily for Accrington’s third, however.

Rob Hunt: 5

Hunt could arguably have done a bit better in the build up to Stanley’s second, but did not have much time to make amends before being hooked after half an hour. Subbed.

Matt Smith: 7

If there was one Town player to escape relatively unscathed from this game, it was the Arsenal loanee. He was everywhere for the hosts and had many of their better half-chances.

Anthony Grant: 4

Grant seems a shadow of the player that won player of the season last term. He didn’t dominate at all in midfield and is being outclasses every week by his younger counterpart. Was lucky not to be sent off for a ridiculous challenge too. Booked.

Jonny Smith: 4

Smith didn’t go looking for the ball very much which suggests he is severely lacking in confidence. Almost everything he tried failed to come off too.

Joel Grant: 5

Played in the number 10 role, Grant was barely involved at all. He looked good when on the ball, but that can’t have been very much.

Hallam Hope: 5

Hope seemed lost out wide, which is strange considering that is his more natural position. Had one chance in the second half which he really ought to have buried.

Brett Pitman: 4

Another one who should have scored when well placed. The sooner Tyler Smith returns for Town, the better.


Mathieu Baudry: 5

Baudry was part of the defence that conceded a minute after coming on as he slipped when Accrington passed it into the net. The Frenchman looked ok, but Town need more than OK right now.

Jordan Stevens: 6

Stevens was relatively impressive when he came on, but was not supported by teammates anywhere near enough and was forced to play backwards as Accrington went two on one in order to blunt him.