Adver Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 0-0 draw away at Rochdale on Saturday.

Jojo Wollacott: 7

A clean sheet to round off what must surely be the best week of this young goalkeeper’s life. He was only required to make a few simple saves, but Wollacott’s handling was pretty impressive on a really poor pitch.

Rob Hunt: 7

Aside from a couple of silly fouls, I enjoyed how aggressive and proactive Hunt was against his opposite number. There were several occasions where he muscled Danny Cashman out of the way – the Rochdale left winger was almost invisible before being replaced.

Mathieu Baudry: 6

The returning centre-back was mostly very safe with his passing, but when he wasn’t Baudry played his part in putting the team under pressure with some dodgy decisions. He was solid when actually defending and secured a well-earned clean sheet.

Dion Conroy: 6

The captain was very calm in terms of his playing style but was as guilty as Baudry in putting the team under pressure on a couple of occasions with some loose passing. Conroy’s long passing was better after a slow start, and he was rarely troubled by Charman aside from one corner in the first half.

Joe Tomlinson: 8

Making his first start in over a month, Tomlinson looked like he’d never been away. Some fizzing shots in the first half were unlucky, as was a free-kick which Lynch kept out. He was not as influential in the second half, but I can’t remember him doing much wrong at all.

Ellis Iandolo: 6

It’s really difficult grading Iandolo in the defensive midfield position because you’re naturally comparing him to Louis Reed. Iandolo has many qualities, but the ability to manipulate the ball and shift it forward as well as his suspended peer is clearly not at the same level. Against Rochdale, Iandolo rarely gave the ball away though and helped Town to win the midfield battle. Booked.

Ricky Aguiar: 7

Aguiar had a couple of shots blocked and was much more direct and confident than in a couple of his past performances. He was taken off for Mandela Egbo as Town opted to change shape. Subbed.

Jack Payne: 7

I much prefer Payne in midfield – he offers the energy and desire that makes Town tick, and he makes that late run that occasionally results in a goal. It didn’t quite come off for him on Saturday, but his commitment is unquestionable.

Jonny Williams: 7

Williams did not go down as much as he sometimes does, and he was regularly involved in the move when Town created a good chance. Playing wide, he began to drift inside when searching for the ball, but that proved to be smart more often than not.

Josh Davison: 5

Probably the striker’s least effective game since he arrived. His hold-up play wasn’t as strong as usual, and he was not on the front foot as much as he needed to be. I can think of three occasions where a more proactive attitude gets him a goal. Hopefully, he can bounce back against Newport.

Louie Barry: 7

Barry formed an exciting partnership with Tomlinson down the left against Rochdale. Admittedly, his decision-making could have been better – simply by shooting more – but he was trying to do the right things and regularly making things happen. Subbed.

SUBSTITUTES Mandela Egbo: 6

The right winger put in a handful of crosses after coming on, but they were usually behind Davison rather than in front of him. And when he pulled a ball back to the edge of the box, no one was there, so I have sympathy on that occasion. But he was nice and direct and always carried a threat.

Harry Parsons: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.