ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the 5-0 victory over Walsall on Tuesday night.

Jojo Wollacott: 8

The Town stopper’s night became quieter in the second half, but he made a couple of good saves early on – the importance of which should not be underestimated in terms of laying the foundations for that thumping win.

Rob Hunt: 7

Hunt played on the front foot and was proactive with his decisions. He scurried up and down the right all game and was a key cog in yet another clean sheet.

Jake O’Brien: 7

O’Brien had a strange night in that he was pretty quiet but chipped in with positive contributions when necessary. Another clean sheet will do his confidence and football education the world of good.

Brandon Cooper: 7

The talkative centre-back plays in a rough and ready style that may get him into trouble but also means defenders know they’re in for a difficult night. Connor Wilkinson had a couple of speculative shots, but that was it – mostly down to Cooper shutting him down.

Joe Tomlinson: 8

Tomlinson is a joy to watch, isn’t he? He had a couple of long-range shots narrowly miss the target but contributed an inch-perfect pass for Aguiar’s second goal.

Louis Reed: 8

The genius thing about Reed is he knows exactly how and when to pick the right pass. A couple of Town’s goals came from his impact in the build-up – the first of which was a trademark thumping tackle in the seconds before Barry’s first.

Ellis Iandolo: 7

Maybe a slightly overlooked kind of player, Iandolo did a lot of Town’s dirty work in midfield and – like Reed – was important in the passes or actions before a Swindon goal. Subbed.

Ricky Aguiar: 9

Two goals on your first home league start is an incredible achievement – especially for a 20-year-old who was playing for Isthmian side, Worthing this time last year. Both goals came via classy finishes, and he almost had a hat-trick too. Once Aguiar bulks up a little more, he will be an outstanding player.

Harry McKirdy: 6

Not McKirdy’s night, I’m afraid. It was always going to be difficult to follow up the Carlisle display, but Town’s top scorer rarely looked like adding to his tally off the right. Perhaps his ankle was still troubling him? I’d back him to come good again on Saturday. Subbed.

Josh Davison: 8

The unsung hero award for Tuesday night goes to Josh Davison. Assistant to a pair of Town goals, the striker is improving with every game. He was a huge reason why Town were able to dominate so freely – proved by the fact several of his teammates came to fist-bump or tap him on the shoulder when his number came up. Subbed.

Louie Barry: 9

Barry also seems to be improving game-by-game, helped by his first goal against Carlisle on Saturday. His feet are lightning quick, and he proved he can learn from mistakes too. The first goal was reminiscent of a chance he blew against Scunthorpe, while the second featured impressive composure. Man of the match, for me.


Jonny Williams: 7

Williams was in the right place at the right time to take advantage of a half-blocked shot and tap into the net to cap off a wonderful night for Town.

Ryan East: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Harry Parsons: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.