Thankfully we only have to wait a few more days until Swindon Town’s 2022/23 campaign ends, and the last ten months of underachievement will be consigned to the history books and webpages.
But before we wipe our hands of this season, let’s look at the players who we’ve had the joy, and in some cases the misfortune, of seeing put on the red and white of our great club.
To qualify, a player needs to have played in 5 league games.
(Ratings out of 10)
Sol Brynn – 7.5
The most consistent performer throughout the campaign and rightly nominated for Player of the Season has all the attributes needed to be a top-class keeper and has a bright future in the game.
Remeao Hutton – 7.5
One of the best pieces of business done by outgoing Technical Director Sandro di Michele was the signing of Remeao Hutton from Barrow last summer. Enjoyed a great first season with Town contributing over ten assists, and I can only see him improving for next season.
Ellis Iandolo – 6.5
Town’s longest-serving player and Mr. Versatile enjoyed a mixed season playing in the middle of the pitch and at left-back, as he was a large part of the Scott Lindsey side, but injuries kept him out of the Jody Morris team. With his contract ending this summer, I would offer him a new deal.
Tom Clayton – 7
The former Liverpool U23 captain has enjoyed a good first season, with injuries costing him his place under Jody Morris, everyone can see the talent he possesses, and I look forward to seeing him play an important role next season.
Louis Reed – 6
He never touched the heights of his performances from the previous season and was sold to Mansfield in the January Transfer Window.
George McEachran – 6.5
One of the only positives to come from Jody Morris’ time at Town was his connections and signing of McEachran in Mid-February, the 22-year-old looks like a talented prospect, and once his deal for next season is confirmed, he should play a role under the new Head Coach.
Mathieu Baudry – 6
After finishing the previous season playing some of his best football for the club, he was tempted to carry on for a further season, sadly, he didn’t hit those heights again and suffered a career-ending injury last December.
Ben Gladwin – 6.5
Played an important role in Lindsey’s side, like Louis Reed, he never quite looked the same player we enjoyed seeing in 21/22, but was still a consistent performer, big mistake in January to sell him and not find a suitable replacement.
Joe Tomlinson – 6
Exciting to see him back this season after his spell in 21/22 with Town, but injuries have prevented him from playing a role in the side. The club has an option to purchase the player, I would only activate if he can put his injury problems behind him.
Jonny Williams – 7.5
The only player from Ben Garner’s successful side to maintain his level of performance, in some cases to improve, and even carry the team by himself through games, a class act as a player and a person, I would do everything financially possible to keep him around next season, but I fear a clean break from Wiltshire is coming for our talented midfielder.
Tomi Adeloye – 5
When our Technical Director succeeded with Remeao Hutton, he let himself down with the signing of Tomi Adeloye. Never looked at the standard needed to play in the Football League, and despite having a year left on his deal, needs to be sold this summer.
Ronan Darcy – 6.5
The 22-year-old enjoyed a good first half of the season and played a role in the side, but under Morris, was used as an impact sub. He certainly has bags of potential and with him having another year of his deal, he could be an important player next season.
Charlie Austin – 6.5
His arrival in January was celebrated across Wiltshire, and his second debut and goal were a fantastic moment for all Town fans, his spell at SN1 started well under Gavin Gunning and the start of Morris’ tenure, but his form dipped for the last half a dozen games of the season, alongside rumours of a falling out with the Head Coach, saw him only appear from the bench. Would like to see him sign up for next season.
Tom Brewitt – 6.5
The 26-year-old scouser has made a good impression since his arrival in early March to cover our defensive injury crisis, reportedly has an extension in his contract for next season, which is good news as he will be an important squad player under the new Head Coach.
Luke Jephcott – 6
The Plymouth loanee was handed the task of replacing the goals of Harry McKirdy, but due to a lack of form and quality service into the six-yard box, the young striker failed to live up to the expectations that surrounded him when he arrived.
Jake Cain – 6
The former Liverpool man signed with the future in mind, and in his eight starts he looks like someone who can play a role next season, but hard to judge him on this campaign.
Ricky Aguiar – 6
One of the biggest disappointments of the season was not seeing the Town. No 17 is used more often, with just the one start and seven sub appearances. Hopefully, we’ll see more of him under the new Head Coach.
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy – 7.5
One of the best pieces of business done this season, the Town faithful had to remain patient, but when he fully got into his stride you can see a talented player ready to take the Football League by storm. Should sign a contract extension this summer, and will play a big role in 23/24.
Frazer Blake-Tracey – 7.5
The former Burton Albion defender has been one of the most reliable players of the season, starting at left-back, but moved to centre-back due to the injury crises, and never looked back. Will be a huge player for next season and should be made the permanent captain
Angus MacDonald – 6.5
The experienced centre-back arrived with a big reputation as he dropped down from the Championship to line up for Town last summer, injuries did hamper his time at SN1, but he formed a good partnership with Tom Clayton. Ridicules decision to sell him in January without having a replacement already in the building.
Dylan Kadji – 5.5
When Ben Gladwin was allowed to leave in January, Morris was left with a big space in his midfield, and Town went for the Bristol City loanee to fill the gap, sadly the young midfielder hasn’t shown the required ability to play at this level, yet.
Marcel Lavinier – 6.5
The 22-year-old full-back has enjoyed a good first season with Town after arriving last September, playing either on his favoured right or filling in on the left, he shows superb pace and good crossing ability. Not sure about his contract situation, but if his deal ends, we should renew without a second thought.
Saidou Khan – 6
The defensive midfielder enjoyed a mixed bag of a season with Town, as he cost the side with his disciplinary record, and at times could go missing on the pitch, but when he’s fully up for the fight, he could be the best player on the pitch. Would recommend offering him a new deal.
Jake Wakeling – 7
Easily the most exciting player to come out from this season, the young striker burst out the blocks scoring for fun, earning himself a long-term deal, his goals did dry up but, his performances were always on point, can’t wait to see his development in a Town shirt in the coming years.
Tyrese Shade – 5.5
The left-sided player failed to find any consistency throughout the season, if given a longer run in the side he would improve, but when he was given his chance to start or from the bench, he didn’t look up to the standard needed to play in League Two.
Harrison Minturn – 6.5
The 19-year-old defender has been impressive after his first taste of first-team football, he’s not quite ready to be trusted every week, but all the signs are good we’ve got ourselves an exciting home-grown talent.
Ciaran Brennan – 6.5
The Sheffield Wednesday defender endured a poor start to his time at SN1, but after overcoming a bad concussion to became a first-team player, his time came to an end due to suffering an injury in late February, would welcome him back if the possibility arose for next season.