ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club's 1-0 win away at Salford City.

Jojo Wollacott: 9

Wollacott was immaculate in everything he did. The only reason he doesn’t get a 10 is because his second half didn’t require him to pull off the same number of stunning saves.

Akin Odimayo: 6

He looked like a lost sheep at times regarding his positioning, but I’d put that down to relative rust. Aerially, he was pretty good, and improved overall as the game went on.

Dion Conroy: 7

Aerially, as good as I’ve seen this season from Conroy. His calmness on the ball was reassuring, though he did get passed around a few times in the first half which led to chances.

Romoney Crichlow: 7

He was dragged out of position too easily on a fair few occasions, but he also made a number of important clearances and blocks. Another game where he did two good things and one bad.

Kaine Kesler-Hayden: 6

Kesler-Hayden was pretty quiet throughout as Town often favoured playing down their left. Showed glimpses of quality but failed to make as much of an impact as he had done previously.

Ellis Iandolo: 5

Iandolo was hung out to dry in the first half with little or no help, but his touch was quite poor and lacked confidence going forward. Booked. Subbed.

Anthony Grant: 7

Grant recovered from an iffy first half to put in the kind of performance for which his nickname fully deserves. He used all his experience to help Town see out the game with strong tackles and clever fouls. Booked.

Louis Reed: 7

Reed ran himself into the ground – so much so, he had to be taken off before the end. Garner said his injury was nothing serious, which is a good job because he is Town’s engine. Subbed.

Ben Gladwin: 4

Gladwin looks more unfit than most, he ambled around and had very little effect on the game. Williams or McKirdy must fancy their chances of taking Gladwin’s starting spot after that performance. Subbed.

Jack Payne: 8

Payne got the decisive goal with a superbly composed finish. He’s got to be nicknamed the Duracell bunny because he never runs out of energy. Even when he did something wrong, he often made up for it straight away.

Tyreece Simpson: 7

His hold-up play has improved quickly, though it’s still not perfect. Notched the assist with a calm pass when any other 19-year-old would have shot in search of their first professional goal. His contribution often gets overlooked, I feel.


Jonny Williams: 6

Played his part in helping Town run down the clock with some experienced touches and positioning. Booked.

Rob Hunt: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Ryan East: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.