ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club's 1-1 draw with Stevenage on Saturday. 

Jojo Wollacott: 8

Two or three more unbelievable saves and dominated his box throughout. Was let down by Gladwin for the goal.

Akin Odimayo: 6

Erratic would be the best word to describe Odimayo’s performance. Passing was iffy but battled away and got forward with more conviction.

Dion Conroy: 7

Excellent composure as usual and went on a few driving runs which were well received.

Romoney Crichlow: 7

He seems to be growing in confidence as time goes on. Crichlow almost provided an assist with a marauding run that was narrowly cut out. Lucky not to cost Town a goal when slow to push up in the second half though.

Rob Hunt: 7

Hunt operated as a winger in the first half and was central to a lot of Swindon’s attacks. Quieter in the second half before being sacrificed as Town went for it. Subbed.

Ellis Iandolo: 8

Iandolo was superb in the first half – his energy really helped Town stay on top. He blew up a bit around 75 minutes, so perhaps could do with a game on Tuesday. But a really good showing from him. Man of the match contender.

Louis Reed: 7

Played a couple of key passes to create chances. Though not always as influential on the ball, he was involved in a lot of Town’s big moments.

Harry McKirdy: 7

McKirdy was gunning to score against his former club and almost managed it on two occasions. He was a constant threat, although the shot wasn’t always as strong as it needed to be. Subbed.

Ben Gladwin: 5

Gladwin was more involved in attacking moves than recent weeks and popped up in pockets of space on occasion. Solid if not spectacular. However, was clearly at fault for the goal. 

Jack Payne: 7

A tricky one to score as Payne tried too many flicks and gave the ball away more often than usual. But credit where credit is due, he came up clutch when it mattered with a brilliantly-taken penalty deep into added time.

Tyreece Simpson: 4

I’m a fan of Simpson and recognise he is young and improving, but I felt the teenage striker was really poor against Stevenage. His touch was off, he didn’t win any headers, and he wasted two good chances. Hopefully, he can bounce back next time out.


Jayden Mitchell-Lawson: 7

Was often a threat with his directness, and was in the right place at the right time to cause the penalty to be awarded. A bright debut.

Alex Gilbert: 7

Speaking of bright debuts, this kid looks the real deal. We only saw him for a short while, but he was the best player on the pitch for the final 15 minutes – he is an exciting talent, and he may well find himself starting sooner rather than later.