ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Jojo Wollacott: 7

After two early saves, Wollacott was always trying to get the game restarted quickly as Town aimed to keep momentum on their side. Very little else to do as Oldham regularly failed to hit the target.

Rob Hunt: 7

Hunt kept it simple and rarely caused his team a problem with any dangerous passing – not the worst trait to have when your team is expected to win. Another consistent display from the right-back, and a clean sheet to boot. Booked.

Dion Conroy: 8

After what he went through last season, there can be no more fitting match-winner against John Sheridan’s Oldham. Conroy greatly improved after Tuesday and was my man of the match.

Jake O’Brien: 7

O’Brien helped Conroy out by dealing with Dylan Bahamboula as well as the barrage of long balls over the top. Nothing to worry about from the Crystal Palace loanee.

Akin Odimayo: 7

Considering he was playing left-back, I thought Odimayo showed his versatility with another really tidy performance. His attributes are better suited to full-back, hence the strong effort against Oldham. Subbed.

Ellis Iandolo: 7

After a less than convincing first 45, Iandolo massively improved as the game went on. Following a switch to left-back for the final 20 minutes, Town’s longest-serving player then delivered an inch-perfect cross for Conroy to head home.

Louis Reed: 7

While I thought he was pretty good, I’m not sure the sponsor’s man of the match decision was accurate. Reed was ignored too often in midfield and could have helped Swindon cut Oldham open far sooner than they eventually did.

Ricky Aguiar: 6

The positives were a few shots from range and an audacious piece of skill, but there was also a handful of negatives in the form of giving the ball away and some ball-watching. I was glad Garner left him on as the only way he’ll improve on his mistakes is through experience. Booked.

Jayden Mitchell-Lawson: 7

Finally given a good chance to show what he can do, Mitchell-Lawson was full of energy and desire. Although he couldn’t quite find that crucial piece of quality in the final third, I’d hope he’s done enough to play again on Tuesday – although I fear not with McKirdy returning. Subbed.

Jack Payne: 6

While his attacking efforts rarely came off, Payne tried his best to make something happen during his time on the pitch. He was probably guilty of over-playing on a few occasions, but I’d rather see him try and fail than not try at all. Subbed.

Josh Davison: 6

It was a quiet afternoon for Davison, with just two shots at goal (one blocked, one off target) and not as much involvement as recent outings. With McKirdy by his side again, I’d back him to come good again soon.


Jonny Williams: 7

The experienced attacker helped lift Swindon into another gear, offensively, with strong dribbling and passing. Williams also aided his team’s ability to push Oldham deeper and deeper before the goal.

Harry Parsons: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating but looked close to scoring on a couple of occasions.

Mandela Egbo: N/A

Town’s new signing came on too late to receive a rating but seemed to provide an attacking dimension that his team had lacked prior. An enjoyable professional debut on English soil, I'm sure.