Adver Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 3-0 victory over Walsall on Saturday.

Lewis Ward: 7

His two outstanding saves were for nothing as the linesman raised his flag. Otherwise, it was an error-free afternoon with tidy kicking and a handful of simple saves.

Mandela Egbo: 8

Egbo’s first-half was as impressive going forward as he has produced since signing. His run prior to the first goal was the highlight of his afternoon. And the rabona pass in the second half was superb. Subbed.

Dion Conroy: 7

Aside from a couple of dodgy passes, Conroy bullied George Miller and was pretty comfortable throughout.

Mathieu Baudry: 7

Baudry is fast gathering cult-hero status for his displays near the end of his Town career. He was steady all game and showed excellent composure to dribble out a couple of times. Subbed.

Ellis Iandolo: 6

Iandolo was decent going forward in the first half but was enduring a tough time against Brendan Kiernan after the break. It’s only down to Kiernan’s poor finishing that Iandolo was not punished.

Louis Reed: 6

For someone who regularly receives sevens and eights, Reed’s score highlights his below-par afternoon. He regularly gave the ball away and was booked for kicking the ball away after being rattled. Booked.

Jonny Williams: 6

I wouldn’t say Williams was that bad really, it was just that others shone more brightly. He won a few free-kicks but was not involved too heavily in most of Town’s chances. Booked. Subbed.

Jack Payne: 8

Payne was excellent – predominantly in the first half like the rest of his teammates – and played a key role in putting the game to bed early. Two well-taken goals capped a man of the match display.

Louie Barry: 6

The Aston Villa loanee was nice and bright, but his end product did not stand out like it can. He will have a huge part to play if Town are to be successful in the play-offs.

Josh Davison: 6

Davison does not seem to be as mobile as he can be. He’s known for his great work rate and there were a number of times on Saturday where he just didn’t seem to be able to move properly. Very few chances to take advantage of either.

Harry McKirdy: 7

McKirdy bagged an early goal with a superb strike from just inside the area. He also won the penalty after being wiped out just before half-time. Not as influential as Walsall enjoyed more possession after the break.


Ben Gladwin: 6

Gladwin was sent on to offer Town some control after the game had become stretched. His height was handy from set-pieces and the midfielder’s positional discipline was sound.

Akin Odimayo: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Jake O’Brien: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.