ADVER Sport reviews the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 1-0 win over Newport County in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.

Lewis Ward: 7

He made a couple of good saves and dealt with any rare moments of danger well. A clean sheet to boot is always a bonus.

Harry Parsons: 6

Parsons wasn’t involved as much as he would have liked, but very few Newport attacks came down his side, so not a bad night defensively. One who is crying out for a loan spell away.

Rob Hunt: 7

Hunt followed up an impressive display at Crewe with a steady show against Newport. He talked Minturn and Parsons through the game and was tidy throughout.

Harrison Minturn: 7

The 18-year-old has certainly got talent, and an assurance when on the ball. His confidence sometimes put him in trouble, but he often wriggled out of it. And it takes a certain kind of person and player to operate in the centre of a five as well as he did by the way. Booked.

Callum Winchcombe: 7

The proud owner of several brave blocks from Kevin Ellison shots, Winchcombe did his reputation no harm against Newport. He has plenty to brush up on, but at just 17 years old, he seems to have a bright future.

Mo Dabre: 4

You can never question his heart or desire to run, but I thought Dabre’s overall performance was really disappointing against Newport. He’d done OK playing out of position in previous group games, but he was positionally suspect and made too many mistakes on Tuesday. But he’ll learn – another one who could do with a loan away perhaps.

Ryan East: 6

East didn’t seem to be able to make much of an impact on the game, but maybe that was down to the fact Town seemed to play slightly more direct. He was tidy and trustworthy, but nothing more exciting than that.

Jordan Lyden: 8

Lyden showed flashes of his capabilities with a turn or a sharp decision here or there. The stand-in captain was impressive upon his return and capped it off with a trademark late run followed by the all-important finish.

Alex Gilbert: 6

I feel like he made a fair few mistakes and flattered to deceive when in possession – the quality is there, unquestionably, but it wasn’t his best night, in my eyes. I’d put it down to rust.

Harry McKirdy: 7

McKirdy must have had the most touches of anyone in red and white – he consistently picked up the ball in pockets of space and tried to make something happen. Much more efficient than against Crewe, I felt.

Jayden Mitchell-Lawson: 7

His speed helped drag Town up the pitch in the first half, and he continued to pick away at the Newport defence. I’ll give him the assist for Lyden’s goal, and he could have had one of his own if not for a superb save by Nick Townsend.