Adver Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 1-1 draw with Colchester United in League Two on Saturday.

Jojo Wollacott: 7

The returning stopper made a superb save with Colchester’s only shot on target that didn’t result in a goal. His kicking was strong in windy conditions too. The only slight gripe I’d have is that he’s sometimes a bit slow off his line to collect a loose ball.

Rob Hunt: 7

He got forward quite well in the first half, although his crossing wasn’t as good as it could have been. Another scrapping performance where little occurred down his side.

Jake O’Brien: 7

I’d say that was O’Brien’s best game so far, right up until the 92nd minute. He took control of situations, his passing was assured, and he didn’t lose many physical battles. It was all so encouraging until he lost John Akinde at the corner and Colchester scored.

Dion Conroy: 7

The Town captain looked sharp and led the back line well overall. His long-passing was accurate, and he won the majority of his aerial battles.

Akin Odimayo: 8

I criticised Odimayo pretty strongly last week for a variety of reasons, but credit where credit is due, he was excellent against Colchester. Not only was he disciplined and playing with authority defensively, but his long passing also set up a few big chances in attack.

Ellis Iandolo: 8

Iandolo was the victim of a horrendous challenge from Junior Tchamadeu in the second half which should have seen the United man dismissed. After not letting that affect him, Iandolo was excellent at both ends of the pitch – his pièce de resistance was the cross for McKirdy’s goal. Superb.

Louis Reed: 7

Reed wasn’t as influential as he could have been, in terms of threading key passes, but he still kept the game ticking over as Town retained control. The free-kick near the end was too close for him really, but it wasn’t his best effort.

Jordan Lyden: 6

Lyden wasn’t able to have much of an effect on the game before growing frustrated and putting in a ridiculous challenge in that earned him a needless yellow in the first half. It wasn’t the Australian’s day, and was subbed late in the second half. Subbed. Booked.

Jonny Williams: 7

Williams was as busy and as energetic as ever, playing key roles in a lot of Town’s chances. However, he doesn’t shoot often enough or make enough happen in the final third for a man of his quality. Subbed.

Josh Davison: 7

Davison battled away really well against two big centre-halves and was unlucky not to score in the first half when denied by Shamal George. He was a decent foil to McKirdy – that relationship needs time to improve but there are some good signs already.

Harry McKirdy: 7

McKirdy was not having a good game before his goal. His touch was off, he was getting bullied, and his final product was poor. But the sign of a good striker is scoring when not playing well, and that’s exactly what he did – fair play. Subbed.


Ben Gladwin: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Jayden Mitchell-Lawson: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Ricky Aguiar: N/A 

Came on too late to receive a rating.