2015–16 Swindon Town F.C. season
(until 17 October)
(caretaker; from 18 October, until 2 November)
(from 3 November, until 29 December)
(caretaker; from 29 December)
|FA Cup||1st Round
(Eliminated by Rochdale)
|League Cup||1st Round
(Eliminated by Exeter City)
(Eliminated by Oxford United)
|Top goalscorer||League: Nicky Ajose (24)
All: Nicky Ajose (25)
|Highest home attendance||9,240 (vs. Wigan Athletic, 25 March 2016)|
|Lowest home attendance||4,693 (vs. Exeter City, 11 August 2015)|
The 2015–16 season is Swindon Town's 137th season in their existence and their fourth consecutive season in League One. Along with competing in League One, the club will also participate in the FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
- 1 Season events
- 2 First Team
- 3 Squad statistics
- 4 Competitions
- 5 Matches
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- 1 June 2015 – The exits of Harry Agombar, Josue Antonio, George Barker, Jack Barthram, Matty Jones, Cameron Belford, Wes Foderingham, Darren Ward, Connor Waldon and Andy Williams are confirmed.
- 30 June 2015 – The club sign a formal agreement with Calne Town Council to use the Beversbrook Sports Facility for training while the club search for a site closer to Swindon.
- 2 July 2015 – Anton Rodgers signs a new two-year deal with the club.
- 2 July 2015 – Former Liverpool defender Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill signs a two-year deal.
- 12 July 2015 – Liverpool defender Kevin Stewart signs a season-long loan deal.
- 13 July 2015 – The club are charged by the Football Association over the signing of Redditch United forward Jermaine Hylton.
- 13 July 2015 – Drissa Traoré signs a one-year contract with the club.
- 21 July 2015 – Reported interest for Bournemouth for Will Randall is rebuffed.
- 30 July 2015 – Fabien Robert signs a one-year contract with the club.
- 3 August 2015 – Southampton defender Jordan Turnbull returns to the club by signing a season-long loan deal.
- 4 August 2015 – Former Maidstone United midfielder Ellis Iandolo signs a professional deal.
- 4 August 2015 – Town owner Lee Power announces that a price has been agreed on land within the borough for a multi-million-pound training facility for the club.
- 4 August 2015 – Lawrence Vigouroux becomes the third Liverpool player to sign a season-long loan deal.
- 6 August 2015 – Non-League defender James Brophy signs a one-year contract after a successful trial period.
- 8 August 2015 – Former Brighton & Hove Albion and cousin of former England midfielder Gareth Barry, Bradley Barry, signs a one-year contract after a successful trial period.
- 10 August 2015 – Youth team graduate Josh Cooke joins Cheltenham Town on loan until January 2016.
- 11 August 2015 – Swindon were eliminated from the League Cup first round, losing 2–1 to League side Exeter City.
- 21 August 2015 – Town sign Jordan Stewart from Northern Ireland side Glentoran.
- 1 September 2015 – Nathan Byrne leaves to join Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
- 1 September 2015 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle sign Town forward Miles Storey on loan.
- 1 September 2015 – Wes Thomas joins the club from Birmingham City on loan until January 2016.
- 2 September 2015 – Former Town loan player Nicky Ajose rejoins the club on a permanent basis after his contract with Leeds United is terminated.
- 4 September 2015 – Swindon Town recruit Frenchman Jeremy Balmy and Estonia international Henrik Ojamaa until the end of the season.
- 11 September 2015 – Louis Thompson rejoins the club on a youth loan from Norwich City.
- 28 September 2015 – It is reported that Lawrence Vigouroux is recalled by Liverpool due to a disciplinary matter.
- 29 September 2015 – Lawrence Vigouroux resumes his loan spell at Swindon.
- 2 October 2015 – Momar Bangoura signs a short-term contract with the club.
- 17 October 2015 – The club part company with manager, Mark Cooper.
- 3 November 2015 – Former player Martin Ling is appointed manager of Swindon Town.
- 10 November 2015 – Ross Embleton joins the backroom staff as First Team Coach.
- 27 November 2015 – Centre-forward Jamie Calvin signs a one-year contract.
- 28 December 2015 – Momar Bangoura is released upon the completion of his short-term contract.
- 29 December 2015 – Martin Ling resigns as manager of Swindon Town citing health reasons.
- 7 January 2016 – Loan players Louis Thompson, Ben Gladwin, Adam El-Abd and Wes Thomas are all recalled by their parent clubs.
- 7 January 2016 – Henrik Ojamaa leaves the club by mutual consent.
- 8 January 2016 – Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp recalls Kevin Stewart from his season-long loan deal at the club.
- 12 January 2016 – Swindon Town youth graduate Will Randall joins Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
- 15 January 2016 – Michael Doughty signs on a one-month loan deal from Queens Park Rangers.
- 21 January 2016 – Luke Williams is confirmed as Swindon Town manager until the end of the season.
- 9 April 2016 – The club suspend Drissa Traore, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Jeremy Balmy and investigate reports that they inhaled nitrous oxide on the live social media app, Periscope.
- 14 April 2016 – Norwich City goalkeeper Jake Kean joins on an emergency loan deal.
- As of game played on 17 April 2016
|No.||Name||Position||Nationality||Place of Birth||Date of Birth||Club caps||Club goals||Int. caps||Int. goals||Previous club||Notes|
|1||Lawrence Vigouroux||GK||London||19 November 1993||36||0||0||0||Liverpool||On loan from Liverpool|
|12||Jake Kean||GK||Derby||4 February 1991||3||0||0||0||Norwich City||On loan from Norwich City|
|25||Tyrell Belford||GK||Nuneaton||6 May 1994||22||0||0||0||Liverpool|
|32||Will Henry||GK||Bristol||6 July 1998||2||0||0||0||Youth team scholar|
|33||Connor Johns||GK||Mansfield||22 June 1998||0||0||0||0||Youth team scholar|
|2||Nathan Thompson||RB||Chester||9 November 1990||151||2||0||0||Youth team graduate||Club captain|
|3||Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill||LB/LWB||London||21 December 1995||30||1||0||0||Arsenal|
|5||Jordan Williams||CB/DM||Bangor||6 November 1995||10||0||0||0||Liverpool||On loan from Liverpool|
|6||Jordan Turnbull||CB||Trowbridge||30 October 1994||98||1||0||0||Southampton||On loan from Southampton|
|15||James Brophy||LB||London||25 July 1994||31||0||0||0||Edgware Town|
|21||Jamie Sendles-White||CB||Kingston upon Thames||10 April 1994||2||0||0||0||Hamilton Academical|
|27||Bradley Barry||RB||Hastings||13 February 1995||38||0||0||0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|29||Raphael Rossi Branco||CB||Campinas||25 July 1990||91||4||0||0||Whitehawk||Vice captain|
|34||Adam El-Abd||CB||Brighton||11 September 1984||14||0||7||0||Bristol City||On loan from Bristol City|
|4||Fabien Robert||CM||Hennebont||6 January 1989||38||4||0||0||Lorient|
|7||Drissa Traoré||CM||Bouaké||25 March 1992||26||0||0||0||Notts County|
|8||Yaser Kasim||CM||Karrada||10 May 1991||115||6||17||3||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|10||Nathan Byrne||RM||St Albans||5 June 1992||107||11||0||0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|11||Kevin Stewart||CM/RB||Enfield||7 September 1993||7||0||0||0||Liverpool||On loan from Liverpool|
|12||Momar Bangoura||DM||Dakar||24 February 1994||2||0||0||0||Olympique de Marseille|
|14||Michael Doughty||CM||London||30 November 1985||20||5||0||0||Queens Park Rangers||On loan from Queens Park Rangers|
|16||Jordan Stewart||AM/CF||Belfast||31 March 1995||1||0||0||0||Glentoran|
|17||Ben Gladwin||CM||Reading||8 June 1992||70||13||0||0||Queens Park Rangers||On loan from Queens Park Rangers|
|19||Louis Thompson||CM||Dover||19 December 1994||107||7||0||0||Norwich City||On loan from Norwich City|
|19||Jeremy Balmy||LM/CF||19 April 1994||14||0||0||0||Oxford United|
|21||Will Randall||RM||Swindon||2 May 1997||11||0||0||0||Youth team graduate|
|22||Lee Marshall||RM||Gloucester||21 November 1996||6||0||0||0||Youth team graduate|
|26||Anton Rodgers||CM||Reading||26 January 1993||52||5||0||0||Oldham Athletic|
|28||Ellis Iandolo||AM/CF||Chatham||22 August 1997||13||0||0||0||Maidstone United|
|31||Tom Smith||CM||Swindon||23 February 1998||3||1||0||0||Youth team scholar|
|34||Jake Evans||CM/LM||8 April 1998||1||0||0||0||Youth team scholar|
|35||Jordan Young||CM||23 October 1989||3||1||0||0||Youth team graduate|
|9||Michael Smith||CF||Wallsend||17 October 1991||72||26||0||0||Charlton Athletic|
|10||Nicky Ajose||CF||Bury||7 October 1991||61||35||0||0||Leeds United|
|14||Wes Thomas||CF||Barking||23 January 1987||6||2||0||0||Birmingham City||On loan from Birmingham City|
|23||Josh Cooke||CF||4 February 1997||4||0||0||0||Youth team graduate|
|20||Jonathan Obika||CF||Enfield||12 September 1990||77||22||0||0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|24||Jermaine Hylton||CF||Birmingham||28 June 1993||31||1||0||0||Redditch United|
|30||Miles Storey||CF||West Bromwich||4 January 1994||39||6||0||0||Youth team graduate||On loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle|
|32||Henrik Ojamaa||CF||Tallinn||20 May 1991||11||0||23||0||Legia Warsaw|
|37||Jamie Calvin||CF||Watford||8 October 1995||0||0||0||0||Hampton & Richmond Borough|
NOTE: Players in italics departed the club permenantly before the end of the 2015-16 season.
|2 July 2015||LB||Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill||Arsenal||Free transfer|||
|13 July 2015||DM||Drissa Traoré||Notts County||Free transfer|||
|30 July 2015||AM||Fabien Robert||Lorient||Free transfer|||
|4 August 2015||AM||Ellis Iandolo||Maidstone United||Free transfer|||
|6 August 2015||LB/LW||James Brophy||Free agent||Free transfer|||
|11 August 2015||RB||Bradley Barry||Free agent||Free transfer|||
|21 August 2015||AM||Jordan Stewart||Glentoran||£50,000|||
|2 September 2015||CF||Nicky Ajose||Leeds United||Free transfer|||
|4 September 2015||CF||Jeremy Balmy||Oxford United||Free transfer|||
|4 September 2015||CF||Henrik Ojamaa||Legia Warsaw||Free transfer|||
|2 October 2015||DM||Momar Bangoura||Olympique de Marseille||Free transfer|||
|27 November 2015||CF||Jamie Calvin||Hampton & Richmond Borough||Free transfer|||
|16 February 2016||DF||Jamie Sendles-White||Hamilton Academicals||Free transfer|||
Total spending: £50,000
- Agombar later signed for Grays Athletic.
- Waldon later signed for Gosport Borough.
- Barthram later signed for Cheltenham Town.
- Belford later signed for Wrexham.
- Foderingham later signed for Rangers.
- Jones later signed for Chippenham Town.
- Waldon later signed for Swindon Supermarine.
- Ward later signed for Yeovil Town.
- Williams later signed for Doncaster Rovers.
|Date from||Position||Nationality||Name||From||Date until||Ref.|
|10 July 2015||DM||Jordan Williams||Liverpool||30 June 2016|||
|11 July 2015||RB||Kevin Stewart||Liverpool||8 January 2016|||
|3 August 2015||CB||Jordan Turnbull||Southampton||30 June 2016|||
|4 August 2015||GK||Lawrence Vigouroux||Liverpool||30 June 2016|||
|1 September 2015||CF||Wes Thomas||Birmingham City||4 January 2016|||
|11 September 2015||CM||Louis Thompson||Norwich City||30 June 2016|||
|9 October 2015||CB||Adam El-Abd||Bristol City||4 January 2016|||
|9 October 2015||CM||Ben Gladwin||Queens Park Rangers||4 January 2016|||
|15 January 2016||CM||Michael Doughty||Queens Park Rangers||13 February 2016|||
|14 April 2016||GK||Jake Kean||Norwich City||21 April 2016|||
|Date from||Position||Nationality||Name||To||End Date||Ref.|
|10 August 2015||ST||Josh Cooke||Cheltenham Town||15 September 2015|||
|1 September 2015||ST||Michael Smith||Barnsley||4 January 2016|||
|1 September 2015||ST||Miles Storey||Inverness Caledonian Thistle||30 June 2016|||
|2 October 2015||ST||Josh Cooke||Gloucester City||4 January 2016|||
|1 February 2016||ST||Michael Smith||Portsmouth||30 June 2016|||
|24 March 2016||AM||Jordan Stewart||Grimsby Town||22 April 2016|||
- As of 8 May 2016
Appearances, goals and cards
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||League One||FA Cup||League Cup||JP Trophy|
|1||GK||Lawrence Vigouroux (on loan from Liverpool)||36||0||33+0||0||1+0||0||1+0||0||1+0||0|
|6||DF||Jordan Turnbull (on loan from Southampton)||46||0||42+0||0||1+0||0||1+0||0||2+0||0|
|14||MF||Michael Doughty (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)||20||5||20+0||5||0+0||0||0+0||0||0+0||0|
|18||MF||Louis Thompson (on loan from Norwich City)||29||2||23+5||2||1+0||0||0+0||0||0+0||0|
|29||DF||Raphael Rossi Branco||40||1||36+0||1||1+0||0||1+0||0||2+0||0|
|Players who are contracted to Swindon Town but are currently out on loan:|
|Players who were contracted to Swindon Town but have since departed on a permanent basis:|
|10||Raphael Rossi Branco||1||0||0||0||1|
Results by round
Last updated: 14 August 2015.
Updated to match(es) played on 8 May 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Won Drawn Lost Postponed
On 29 May 2015, Swindon Town announced they will host FA Cup finalists Aston Villa on 21 July 2015. On 23 June 2015, Swindon added Swindon Supermarine to the pre-season schedule. A visit from Premier League side Everton on 11 July 2015, was confirmed on 29 June 2015. A friendly against Southern League Central side Petersfield Town was later announced for July 18. On 7 July 2015, Swindon Town added a home friendly against West Bromwich Albion. On 13 July 2015, Swindon Town announced a sixth and seventh friendly against Solihull Moors and Liverpool respectively. A behind-closed-doors friendly versus Queens Park Rangers was also arranged.
Swindon Supermarine v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Everton
Solihull Moors v Swindon Town
Petersfield Town v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Aston Villa
Fairford Town v Swindon Town XI
Swindon Town v West Bromwich Albion
Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Liverpool
Highmoor Ibis v Swindon Town XI
On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.
Swindon Town v Bradford City
Bury v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Port Vale
Southend United v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Sheffield United
Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town
Barnsley v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Burton Albion
Swindon Town v Colchester United
Doncaster Rovers v Swindon Town
Blackpool v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Peterborough United
Millwall v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Oldham Athletic
Swindon Town v Coventry city
Wigan Athletic v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Scunthorpe United
Fleetwood v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Walsall
Chesterfield v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Rochdale
Shrewsbury Town v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Gillingham
Burton Albion v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Southend United
Swindon Town v Crewe Alexandra
Sheffield United v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Barnsley
Port Vale v Swindon Town
Gillingham v Swindon Town
Colchester United v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Blackpool
Peterborough United v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers
Swindon Town v Millwall
Coventry City v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Wigan Athletic
Scunthorpe United v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Fleetwood Town
Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town
Bradford City v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Bury
Walsall v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Chesterfield
Rochdale v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Shrewsbury Town
Rochdale v Swindon Town
Swindon Town v Exeter City
Football League Trophy
On 8 August 2015, live on Soccer AM the draw for the first round of the Football League Trophy was drawn by Toni Duggan and Alex Scott. Robins are to travel to Newport County. On 5 September 2015, the second round draw was shown live on Soccer AM and drawn by Charlie Austin and Ed Skrein. Swindon were drawn away to Oxford United.
Newport County v Swindon Town
Oxford United v Swindon Town