ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers at the County Ground on Saturday.

Lewis Ward: 6

I felt he didn’t command his box particularly well – there were a few nervous moments between he and the defence which could have been avoided. But he was left helpless for the goal with the defence marking thin air a couple of yards in front of him.

Rob Hunt: 7

Hunt loves games like that – scrappy affairs where he can get stuck in and fight for the cause. He got forward well with plenty of energy and shut Nicholson down pretty well overall.

Jake O’Brien: 6

O’Brien was unlucky with a few headers from corners which he couldn’t quite generate the power on. Defensively, he still seems to be taking a bit of time to learn the helter-skelter of League Two.

Dion Conroy: 7

I thought the Town captain held Loft down really well and, aside from one or two hairy moments, put in an assured performance at the heart of defence.

Akin Odimayo: 5

Odimayo struggled once again, he looks uncomfortable with the ball at his feet and Rovers definitely targeted his side. If Town sign another centre-back this week, his days in the team could be numbered.

Ellis Iandolo: 6

Iandolo got forward really well at times in the first half but seemed to sit back in the second – perhaps a tactical change that affected him. Booked for a needless late tackle in the first half. Booked.

Louis Reed: 7

In a game where Town lacked control, Reed did at least attempt to give the hosts some. His passing was back to his high standards too. The only shame was that he couldn’t send the stoppage-time free-kick past James Belshaw.

Ben Gladwin: 7

Gladwin celebrated his new deal with his second strong showing in a week. He produced several moments of fancy footwork and picked up loose balls well. He did lose the ball a couple of times unnecessarily, but I’m willing to overlook that for the more positive side of his afternoon.

Jonny Williams: 6

I would give Williams a slightly lower mark, but I felt his off-colour afternoon was more down to a tactical mistake from his boss. Williams wasn’t able to have much of an effect in a game like that and playing that deep, Jordan Lyden would have been a better option in my view.

Harry McKirdy: 6

McKirdy was yet another who wasn’t able to have much of an impact on the game. His long-range shot in the second half seemed like a desperate attempt to create something out of nothing when there were better options available. He was the victim of some poor final balls at times, however.

Tyreece Simpson: 8

Simpson not only scored a lovely goal, but he also held the ball up pretty well and showed the strength he clearly has in abundance. A simple man-of-the-match decision, for me.