WITH the regular season coming to an end this Saturday it’s time to look back over the past nine months, rate each player in this current Town squad and see who has pulled their weight and which have underperformed.
Lawrence Vigouroux – 6 (out of 10)
An inconsistent season from the Chilean goalkeeper, parting ways this summer is the correct decision after four years at the County Ground.
Kyle Knoyle – 6.5
Deservedly one of the first names on the team sheet all season, has improved as a player over the past year, hopefully he’ll be around next season.
Michael Doughty – 8
A class above throughout the entire campaign, Wellens should build his team around the talented midfielder next season, but I doubt he’ll take that approach.
Jak McCourt – 6.5
A decent first season in Wiltshire from the former Chesterfield midfielder, deserves a new contract this summer.
Olly Lancashire – 5
Should’ve been offloaded last summer but stuck around, has only seen his reputation at the County Ground go in one direction. Needs to move on.
Jermaine McGlashan – 5.5
Never showed the form that made him an important player for Phil Brown at Southend. He was clearly never in Wellens’ future plans and was loaned out to Wrexham.
James Dunne – 6
The former Cambridge man showed at times why he’s enjoyed such a long career in the game with some impressive performances, but that form slowly deserted him as the season progressed, shouldn’t be offered a new deal.
Marc Richards – 5.5
The experienced striker never showed any of the impressive form from the previous season, another player who should move on this summer.
Keshi Anderson – 6.5
The 24-year-old striker again failed to show his full potential throughout the season, but at times reminded us how important a player he could become to Town’s future promotion hopes. He would flourish more in a central role in attack.
Ellis Iandolo – 6
Town’s Mr. Versatile showed he possesses the talent to play a role in the first team, but not on a consistent basis, he should be offered a new deal this summer.
Martin Smith – 5.5
Showed some promise around October/November but the current manager doesn’t seem to have any plans for the midfielder. Would be an important player to any side in the National League.
Ben House – 6
After only starting one game for Town it’s difficult to judge how he has performed since his arrival, but from the small amount we’ve seen it’s clear why he’s highly thought of at Reading.
Canice Carroll – 6.5
Has enjoyed a largely successful time at Town since arriving on loan, being such a young player he has struggled to find a level of consistency but that will come in time. Could see him returning next season, as Wellens seems impressed by the midfielder.
Toumani Diagouraga – 5.5
Twelve years after his first spell at the County Ground it’s clear we’ve missed the best of the former Championship midfielder, as he never seemed fully fit and struggled with injuries.
Kaiyne Woolery – 6.5
It’s clear to see the former Wigan striker is a talented player but like a lot of his Town colleagues he fails to show this on a consistent basis, if he can enjoy a full season and stay injury free, unlike this campaign, he will become an important player for Wellens next season.
Luke McCormick – 7
One of Phil Brown’s best signings as Town boss last summer, always reliable when called upon, and has been impressive as the club’s number one in the latter stages of the season.
Scott Twine – 6
After being involved on a weekly basis in the first team over November/December the striker fell out of favour and joined Waterford on loan. It’s clear the former youth scholar has big potential, lets hope we see more from him next season.
Dion Conroy – 7
After struggling in the first half of the season the centre back turned the corner in 2019 and is now one of the clubs most consistent performers, hopefully he’ll sign a new deal asap.
Ali Koiki – 6
The on-loan fullback enjoyed a bright start to his time at Town but faded as time went on, not sure he’s the answer in this position next season.
Danny Rose – 6.5
After suffering an injury hit first two months at the County Ground he came into his own when given a run in the side, he should become a vital piece of Wellens’ team next season with his experience of promotion throughout his career.
Matt Taylor – 6
The 37-year-old never hit the heights of last season but still showed his quality at some points throughout the campaign, hopefully he will stick around as a part of Richie Wellens’ backroom staff next season.
Luke Woolfenden – 7
The on-loan defender has been one of the most important players of the season with some impressive performances; it’s likely he’ll play a role at his parent club Ipswich Town in League One next season.
Tom Broadbent – 6.5
Enjoyed an impressive start but after poor showings at Carlisle and Stevenage he never regained his spot in the first eleven, should be important next season, hopefully alongside Dion Conroy.
Theo Robinson – 7
The 30-year-old striker started his time at Town well after his deadline day loan move from Southend with four goals in nine games, but ever since our season began to tail off, so have his performances.
Kyle Bennett – 7.5
The most impressive loan signing of the January intake, a player we’ve been missing for a number of years, an old school winger who will take on his man and create chance after chance, would love to see him back next season.
Elijah Adebayo – 6
After an encouraging start to life at the County Ground, which included an impressive goal away at Yeovil, the on-loan striker looked more and more out of his depth as time went on.
Steven Alzate – 6.5
The attacking midfielder was one of the clubs most important players in the first few months of the season, but sadly a serious back injury saw the Brighton & Hove Albion youngster return to the south coast.