2015–16 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
2015–16 season
Chairman Lee Power
Manager Mark Cooper
(until 17 October)
Lee Power
(caretaker; from 18 October, until 2 November)
Martin Ling
(from 3 November, until 29 December)
Luke Williams
(caretaker; from 29 December)
Stadium County Ground
League One 16th
FA Cup 1st Round
(Eliminated by Rochdale)
League Cup 1st Round
(Eliminated by Exeter City)
JPT 2nd Round
(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)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2015–16 season is Swindon Town's 137th season in their existence and their fourth consecutive season in League One.[1] 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.

Season events

Pre-season

June

July

August

September

October

  • 2 October 2015Momar Bangoura signs a short-term contract with the club.[28]
  • 17 October 2015 – The club part company with manager, Mark Cooper.[29]

November

  • 3 November 2015 – Former player Martin Ling is appointed manager of Swindon Town.[30]
  • 10 November 2015 – Ross Embleton joins the backroom staff as First Team Coach.[31]
  • 27 November 2015 – Centre-forward Jamie Calvin signs a one-year contract.[32]

December

  • 28 December 2015Momar Bangoura is released upon the completion of his short-term contract.[33]
  • 29 December 2015Martin Ling resigns as manager of Swindon Town citing health reasons.[34]

January

February

  • 16 February 2016Jamie Sendles-White signs a permenant deal until the end of the season.[41]

March

  • 9 March 2016Luke Williams signs a 5-year contract extension.[42]

April

First Team

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
Goalkeepers
1 Lawrence Vigouroux GK Chile England London 19 November 1993 36 0 0 0 Liverpool On loan from Liverpool
12 Jake Kean GK England Derby 4 February 1991 3 0 0 0 Norwich City On loan from Norwich City
25 Tyrell Belford GK England Nuneaton 6 May 1994 22 0 0 0 Liverpool
32 Will Henry GK England Bristol 6 July 1998 2 0 0 0 Youth team scholar
33 Connor Johns GK England Mansfield 22 June 1998 0 0 0 0 Youth team scholar
Defenders
2 Nathan Thompson RB England Chester 9 November 1990 151 2 0 0 Youth team graduate Club captain
3 Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill LB/LWB England London 21 December 1995 30 1 0 0 Arsenal
5 Jordan Williams CB/DM Wales Bangor 6 November 1995 10 0 0 0 Liverpool On loan from Liverpool
6 Jordan Turnbull CB England Trowbridge 30 October 1994 98 1 0 0 Southampton On loan from Southampton
15 James Brophy LB England London 25 July 1994 31 0 0 0 Edgware Town
21 Jamie Sendles-White CB Northern Ireland England Kingston upon Thames 10 April 1994 2 0 0 0 Hamilton Academical
27 Bradley Barry RB England Hastings 13 February 1995 38 0 0 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
29 Raphael Rossi Branco CB Brazil Campinas 25 July 1990 91 4 0 0 Whitehawk Vice captain
34 Adam El-Abd CB Egypt England Brighton 11 September 1984 14 0 7 0 Bristol City On loan from Bristol City
Midfielders
4 Fabien Robert CM France Hennebont 6 January 1989 38 4 0 0 Lorient
7 Drissa Traoré CM Ivory Coast Bouaké 25 March 1992 26 0 0 0 Notts County
8 Yaser Kasim CM Iraq Karrada 10 May 1991 115 6 17 3 Brighton & Hove Albion
10 Nathan Byrne RM England St Albans 5 June 1992 107 11 0 0 Tottenham Hotspur
11 Kevin Stewart CM/RB England Enfield 7 September 1993 7 0 0 0 Liverpool On loan from Liverpool
12 Momar Bangoura DM Senegal Dakar 24 February 1994 2 0 0 0 Olympique de Marseille
14 Michael Doughty CM Wales England London 30 November 1985 20 5 0 0 Queens Park Rangers On loan from Queens Park Rangers
16 Jordan Stewart AM/CF Northern Ireland Belfast 31 March 1995 1 0 0 0 Glentoran
17 Ben Gladwin CM England Reading 8 June 1992 70 13 0 0 Queens Park Rangers On loan from Queens Park Rangers
19 Louis Thompson CM Wales England Dover 19 December 1994 107 7 0 0 Norwich City On loan from Norwich City
19 Jeremy Balmy LM/CF France 19 April 1994 14 0 0 0 Oxford United
21 Will Randall RM England Swindon 2 May 1997 11 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
22 Lee Marshall RM England Gloucester 21 November 1996 6 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
26 Anton Rodgers CM Republic of Ireland England Reading 26 January 1993 52 5 0 0 Oldham Athletic
28 Ellis Iandolo AM/CF England Chatham 22 August 1997 13 0 0 0 Maidstone United
31 Tom Smith CM England 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 Scotland 23 October 1989 3 1 0 0 Youth team graduate
Forwards
9 Michael Smith CF England Wallsend 17 October 1991 72 26 0 0 Charlton Athletic
10 Nicky Ajose CF England Bury 7 October 1991 61 35 0 0 Leeds United
14 Wes Thomas CF England Barking 23 January 1987 6 2 0 0 Birmingham City On loan from Birmingham City
23 Josh Cooke CF England 4 February 1997 4 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
20 Jonathan Obika CF England Enfield 12 September 1990 77 22 0 0 Tottenham Hotspur
24 Jermaine Hylton CF England Birmingham 28 June 1993 31 1 0 0 Redditch United
30 Miles Storey CF England West Bromwich 4 January 1994 39 6 0 0 Youth team graduate On loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle
32 Henrik Ojamaa CF Estonia Tallinn 20 May 1991 11 0 23 0 Legia Warsaw
37 Jamie Calvin CF England 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.

Transfers

In

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
2 July 2015 LB England Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill Arsenal Free transfer [45]
13 July 2015 DM Ivory Coast Drissa Traoré Notts County Free transfer [46]
30 July 2015 AM France Fabien Robert Lorient Free transfer [47]
4 August 2015 AM England Ellis Iandolo Maidstone United Free transfer [48]
6 August 2015 LB/LW England James Brophy Free agent Free transfer [49]
11 August 2015 RB England Bradley Barry Free agent Free transfer [50]
21 August 2015 AM Northern Ireland Jordan Stewart Glentoran £50,000 [51][52]
2 September 2015 CF England Nicky Ajose Leeds United Free transfer [53]
4 September 2015 CF France Jeremy Balmy Oxford United Free transfer [54]
4 September 2015 CF Estonia Henrik Ojamaa Legia Warsaw Free transfer [55]
2 October 2015 DM Senegal Momar Bangoura Olympique de Marseille Free transfer [56]
27 November 2015 CF England Jamie Calvin Hampton & Richmond Borough Free transfer [57]
16 February 2016 DF Northern Ireland Jamie Sendles-White Hamilton Academicals Free transfer [58]

Total spending: Decrease £50,000

Out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
28 May 2015 MF England Ben Gladwin Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed [59]
28 May 2015 MF Australia Massimo Luongo Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed [60]
1 July 2015 MF England Harry Agombar Grays Athletic[lower-alpha 1] Released [61]
1 July 2015 DF England Josue Antonio Free Agent Released [62]
1 July 2015 FW England George Barker Gosport Borough[lower-alpha 2] Released [62][63]
1 July 2015 DF England Jack Barthram Cheltenham Town[lower-alpha 3] Released [64]
1 July 2015 GK England Cameron Belford Wrexham[lower-alpha 4] Released [65]
1 July 2015 GK England Wes Foderingham Rangers[lower-alpha 5] Released [66]
1 July 2015 DF England Matty Jones Chippenham Town[lower-alpha 6] Released [67]
1 July 2015 FW England Connor Waldon Swindon Supermarine[lower-alpha 7] Released [68]
1 July 2015 DF England Darren Ward Yeovil Town[lower-alpha 8] Released [69]
1 July 2015 FW England Andy Williams Doncaster Rovers[lower-alpha 9] Released [70]
1 September 2015 DF England Nathan Byrne Wolverhampton Wanderers Undisclosed [71]
28 December 2015 MF Senegal Momar Bangoura Free Agent Released [72]
5 January 2016 CF Estonia Henrik Ojamaa Wacker Innsbruck Free Transfer [73]
12 January 2016 MF England Will Randall Wolverhampton Wanderers Undisclosed [74]
  1. Agombar later signed for Grays Athletic.
  2. Waldon later signed for Gosport Borough.
  3. Barthram later signed for Cheltenham Town.
  4. Belford later signed for Wrexham.
  5. Foderingham later signed for Rangers.
  6. Jones later signed for Chippenham Town.
  7. Waldon later signed for Swindon Supermarine.
  8. Ward later signed for Yeovil Town.
  9. Williams later signed for Doncaster Rovers.

Loans in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
10 July 2015 DM Wales Jordan Williams Liverpool 30 June 2016 [75]
11 July 2015 RB England Kevin Stewart Liverpool 8 January 2016 [76]
3 August 2015 CB England Jordan Turnbull Southampton 30 June 2016 [77]
4 August 2015 GK Chile Lawrence Vigouroux Liverpool 30 June 2016 [78]
1 September 2015 CF England Wes Thomas Birmingham City 4 January 2016 [79]
11 September 2015 CM Wales Louis Thompson Norwich City 30 June 2016 [80]
9 October 2015 CB Egypt Adam El-Abd Bristol City 4 January 2016 [81]
9 October 2015 CM England Ben Gladwin Queens Park Rangers 4 January 2016 [82]
15 January 2016 CM Wales Michael Doughty Queens Park Rangers 13 February 2016 [83]
14 April 2016 GK England Jake Kean Norwich City 21 April 2016 [84]

Loans out

Date from Position Nationality Name To End Date Ref.
10 August 2015 ST England Josh Cooke Cheltenham Town 15 September 2015 [85][86]
1 September 2015 ST England Michael Smith Barnsley 4 January 2016 [87]
1 September 2015 ST England Miles Storey Inverness Caledonian Thistle 30 June 2016 [88]
2 October 2015 ST England Josh Cooke Gloucester City 4 January 2016 [89]
1 February 2016 ST England Michael Smith Portsmouth 30 June 2016 [90]
24 March 2016 AM Northern Ireland Jordan Stewart Grimsby Town 22 April 2016 [91]

Squad statistics

As of 8 May 2016

Appearances, goals and cards

No. Pos Nat Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Chile Lawrence Vigouroux (on loan from Liverpool) 36 0 33+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF England Nathan Thompson 24 1 22+1 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
3 DF England Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill 30 1 28+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
4 MF France Fabien Robert 38 4 23+12 4 0+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
6 DF England Jordan Turnbull (on loan from Southampton) 46 0 42+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
7 MF Ivory Coast Drissa Traoré 26 0 15+9 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
8 MF Iraq Yaser Kasim 29 1 24+3 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
9 FW England Michael Smith 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 FW England Nicky Ajose 40 25 38+0 24 1+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
14 MF Wales Michael Doughty (on loan from Queens Park Rangers) 20 5 20+0 5 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 DF England James Brophy 31 0 16+12 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 2+0 0
16 FW Northern Ireland Jordan Stewart 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 MF Wales Louis Thompson (on loan from Norwich City) 29 2 23+5 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 MF France Jeremy Balmy 13 0 1+11 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
20 FW England Jonathan Obika 35 12 27+5 11 1+0 0 1+0 1 1+0 0
21 FW Northern Ireland Jamie Sendles-White 10 0 8+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 MF England Lee Marshall 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
23 FW England Josh Cooke 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 FW England Jermaine Hylton 18 0 8+8 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 GK England Tyrell Belford 9 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
26 MF Republic of Ireland Anton Rodgers 39 3 29+7 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
27 DF England Bradley Barry 37 0 34+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
28 MF England Ellis Iandolo 13 0 6+6 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
29 DF Brazil Raphael Rossi Branco 40 1 36+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
31 MF England Tom Smith 2 1 0+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
32 GK England Will Henry 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 GK England Connor Johns 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 MF England Jake Evans 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 MF Scotland Jordan Young 3 1 0+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 FW England Jamie Calvin 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 FW England Scott Twine 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who are contracted to Swindon Town but are currently out on loan:
30 FW England Miles Storey 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who were contracted to Swindon Town but have since departed on a permanent basis:
5 DF Wales Jordan Williams 10 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
10 MF England Nathan Byrne 6 3 5+0 3 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
11 MF England Kevin Stewart 7 0 3+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
12 GK England Jake Kean 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 MF Senegal Momar Bangoura 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
14 FW England Wes Thomas 6 2 5+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 MF England Ben Gladwin 13 2 13+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 MF England Will Randall 6 0 0+4 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
32 FW Estonia Henrik Ojamaa 11 0 7+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
34 DF Egypt Adam El-Abd 14 0 13+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goal scorers

Rank Name L1 FAC FLC FLT Total
1 Nicky Ajose 24 1 0 0 25
2 Jonathan Obika 11 0 1 0 12
3 Michael Doughty 5 0 0 0 5
4 Fabien Robert 4 0 0 0 4
5 Nathan Byrne 3 0 0 0 3
6 Anton Rodgers 2 0 0 1 3
7 Ben Gladwin 2 0 0 0 2
8 Wes Thomas 2 0 0 0 2
9 Louis Thompson 2 0 0 0 2
10 Raphael Rossi Branco 1 0 0 0 1
11 Yaser Kasim 1 0 0 0 1
12 Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill 1 0 0 0 1
13 Tom Smith 1 0 0 0 1
14 Nathan Thompson 1 0 0 0 1
14 Jordan Young 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 2 0 0 0 2