ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club's 2-1 defeat at home to Port Vale on Saturday.

Jojo Wollacott: 6

Wollacott had absolutely no chance with either goal. Made a couple of good saves, and dealt with the aerial bombardment relatively well. It wasn’t always totally convincing, but he did remain positive. His kicking was not great.

Kaine Kesler-Hayden: 6

Defensively suspect at times but was pretty effective going forward. The ball didn’t find its way out to him enough or when it did arrive, it wasn’t quickly enough for the right-back to hurt Vale.

Dion Conroy: 5

While his style could be interpreted as calm and composed, Conroy appeared a bit lacklustre today along with many of his teammates. Not enough urgency from the Town captain.

Romoney Crichlow: 5

A pretty indifferent performance overall. He didn’t quite look right and stuttered on the ball several times. Crichlow was the victim of a terrible late challenge in the first half which went unpunished.

Rob Hunt: 5

Worrall had too much success down the right, and Hunt kept getting dragged out of position. A tough day at the office for the right-footed left-back.

Ben Gladwin: 5

Gladwin is not a defensive midfielder, and he showed that against Port Vale. Too many weak challenges, though he was able to fire balls out to the wing a handful of times. Overall, Gladwin had very little effect on proceedings. Subbed.

Louis Reed: 6

While he wasn’t always successful, Reed was at least keen to try and force some passes and get things moving. I can’t criticise his effort, but the execution was not to his usual standard.

Jack Payne: 5

Payne has had a few games lately where he has been a little disappointing but recovered it with a moment of quality when it mattered. Today though, he just wasn’t at it. Booked.

Alex Gilbert: 7

Gilbert showed glimpses of undeniable quality, but was hardly in the game through no fault of his own. Nabbed the assist was a classy shuffle and turn to set up Simpson. Booked. Subbed.

Jonny Williams: 7

I could copy and paste Gilbert’s description, minus the assist part, for Williams. Another who had the ability to get Town going but was unable to affect the game for large parts. Subbed.

Tyreece Simpson: 8

Simpson scored a goal simply by being in the right place at the right time – something he hasn’t always got right. He was strong and effective in holding the ball up and could have won the game with a super strike that cannoned back off the bar. Booked.


Jayden Mitchell-Lawson: 6

The young forward saw a shot at goal deflected into the arms of Lucas Covolan, but was unable to provide the spark Town needed going forward otherwise. He got into good positions and tried to be positive – something he can rarely be faulted for.

Ellis Iandolo: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Harry Parsons: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.