ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 3-0 victory over Scunthorpe United at the County Ground on Saturday.

Jojo Wollacott: 7

Wollacott’s kicking wasn’t quite up to scratch, but then again, the wind didn’t help. The stopper made a few important saves and will be glad to have notched his first clean sheet of 2022.

Rob Hunt: 6

Town’s Mr Consistent produced another solid display featuring an important block near the end of the first half when the hosts were cracked open.

Jake O’Brien: 6

O’Brien looked like he hadn’t quite dismissed the ghosts of Tuesday night, but the clean sheet would have helped with his confidence.

Brandon Cooper: 7

Cooper responded well after his midweek mistake and led the line really well with a mixture of aggression and clear communication.

Joe Tomlinson: 7

His shooting was very much hit and miss, but I like the way he plays. There was a general optimism and free-spiritedness to his game which the rigid Scunthorpe lines could not comprehend.

Louis Reed: 7

Reed provided that assurance and calm in midfield via solid, clean passing that had been missing over the last two games. There was nothing flashy, he just kept Town ticking over nicely.

Ben Gladwin: 4

Gladwin was only on for 35 minutes, but you can tell his confidence is at rock-bottom as it was not a memorable starting cameo. Turning down opportunities to cross and shoot, he eventually picked up an injury amid a poor tackle which resulted in the 29-year-old losing possession unnecessarily. Booked. Subbed.

Ellis Iandolo: 8

The versatile defender was excellent in midfield, making tackles, spraying passes, and picking up a superb assist for the first goal. Perhaps unlucky not to pick up man of the match.

Louie Barry: 7

The young winger massively improved as the game went on with his crowning achievement being fouled for the penalty. On that, he went over too easily on a number of occasions, and that needs to be stamped out. But as is often the case with inexperienced attackers, it’s very much feast or famine. When he was confident, Barry looked a dangerous prospect. Subbed.

Harry McKirdy: 8

McKirdy was a menace to Scunthorpe’s back line with his constant movement and desire to shoot from anywhere. He took his goal really well – it was almost a carbon copy of the famous strike against Man City. Subbed.

Josh Davison: 8

After going four games without a goal, Davison was in the right place at the right time to score two in his fifth appearance. He claimed he meant his first goal – I’m not sure I agree. Whether he’s match fit or not is up for debate. An encouraging prospect if he still has more to give.


Harry Aguiar: 7

After finally being given a decent opportunity to show what he can do, the exciting midfield prospect certainly did his reputation no harm with a confident display. He showed quick feet and composure on the ball to remind his boss that he is a viable option to change games.

Ryan East: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Jayden Mitchell-Lawson: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.