Adver sport’s Matt Edwards gives his player ratings from Swindon Town’s 1-0 defeat away to Walsall.

Lawrence Vigouroux: 6

Had to deal with a lot of shots from outside the box but was relatively untroubled until the death, where he will be disappointed with the goal conceded.

Fankaty Dabo: 6

Kept Walsall quiet down the right flank and tried to provide an attacking outlet when possible.

Dion Conroy: 7*

Made an important goal-line block with less than a minute gone and built from that in another impressive display at the back.

Raphael Branco: 7

Dealt with the task of man-marking Amadou Bakayoko for most of the game, was pushed forward when Walsall scored.

Bradley Barry: 6 

Was targeted by Walsall in the first half, with a lot of play coming down his side but in the second half ,had more freedom to roam forward, something that cost Town with the goal.

Charlie Colkett: 6

Another display where he showed his talent on the ball and passing range but was unable to unpick Walsall’s defence.

Rohan Ince: 7

A full-blooded display from the Brighton loanee as he continuously broke play up in midfield and provided a base to move forward.

Conor Thomas: 5

A game where he failed to have too much of an impact and was replaced for a more attacking option in the second half.

Ben Gladwin: 7

Given a role at the peak of the diamond which allowed him to drive at Walsall’s box and was pivotal to Town’s forward play.

Nicky Ajose: 6

Pushed wide in the first half but was wasted not being in the box, a move that Luke Williams made in the second half but no clear-cut chance presented itself.

Jon Obika: 6

Fared better than his strike partner in the wide role in the first half but also lacked the opportunities to give Town the goal they were crying out for.


John Goddard (on for Thomas 65’): 6

Brought on to provide a more attacking outlet and worked hard in and around the edge of the box but also failed to produce the telling chance.

James Brophy (on for Dabo 77’): 7

Added much-needed pace down the flank for Town late on to worry Walsall.

Unused subs: Henry, Ormonde-Ottewill, Rodgers, Starkey, Norris