ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following their 1-0 defeat to Lincoln City on Tuesday night.

Matej Kovar – 5

After being asked to do very little throughout, Kovar made a huge error for Lincoln’s goal as he flapped at a floated corner before potentially carrying the ball over the line too.

Akin Odimayo – 7

Odimayo was one of the main reasons why dangerman Brennan Johnson hardly made a peep for Lincoln. His pace was vital in battling City’s counter attacks and his tackling was fair but aggressive throughout. Booked.

Mathieu Baudry – 6

Baudry played just as well as his fellow defenders throughout, but a shocking miss in added time, which would have given Swindon a deserved point, sees his marked down one. Booked.

Tom Broadbent – 7

The returning centre back was making his first league start of the season, but onlookers would never have known as Broadbent won his headers, showed a great turn of speed and a surprisingly astute range of passing. Booked.

Dion Donohue – 7

Donohue’s composure was what stood out most for me on Tuesday night. His ability to always pick the right pass or clear down the line was impressive. Booked.

Paul Caddis – 7

Considering the Scot has barely ever played in a holding midfield role before, his experience shone through as Caddis did not look out of place, frustrating and blunting Lincoln’s counter-attacks.

Matt Smith – 7

Smith arguably deserved an eight from a game where his defensive work was just as impressive as his attacking input. Smith triggered Town’s press and the youngster set the tempo for an aggressive game plan which almost worked to perfection. Booked.

Anthony Grant – 7

Considering the midfielder was carrying a knock and therefore 50-50 as to whether he would even play, Grant did remarkably well to last as long and remain as committed to tackles as he did. Subbed.

Joel Grant – 6

It was a pretty quiet night for Grant. The winger was not involved all that much as most of Town’s attacks came through Jordan Stevens. Still an impressive work rate, nevertheless.

Jordan Stevens – 6

Although Stevens did see more of the ball than his opposite winger, a few loose touches and a lack of game sharpness meant Town didn’t quite see the best of their Leeds United loanee on this occasion.

Hallam Hope – 7

Hope led the line pretty well and kept Lincoln’s defenders busy, but he wasn’t presented with many chances as Town’s more pleasing work came at the other end of the pitch.


Jack Payne: N/A

Came on inside the last 10 minutes.