By Scott Taylor
Sheyi Ojo made his debut for Championship side Wolves in their 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day. He came on as an 84th minute substitute for Nouha Dicko, and earned himself a yellow card deep into injury time for simulation. The England U18 winger then made his full debut three days later, as Wolves again won 2-1, but against League Two side Newport County in the Capital One Cup First Round. He claimed his first assist for Kenny Jackett’s side as his cross was tucked away by Dicko. Moments before that, Ojo had an attempt saved as he earned plaudits after the game.
Kevin Stewart, Lawrence Vigouroux and Jordan Williams all made their debuts for Swindon Town as they beat Bradford 4-1 on the opening day at the County Ground. Stewart has three shots in total in the match, and set up Nathan Byrne for his and Swindon’s second on the afternoon to put them 2-1. Goalkeeper Vigouroux had a quite game and could do nothing about Josh Morris’ opener, however, he did swing momentum the hosts’ way, as he saved Billy Clarke’s penalty when Bradford were ahead. Williams didn’t do anything notable in terms of chances created but did well in front of the back four.
Days later, the trio featured as the League One side were knocked out of the Capital One Cup against League Two side Exeter City. They all played the full 90 minutes, and Stewart had one shot late on in the game. He also received a yellow card for a foul on Troy Brown in the tenth minute. Williams also had one shot in the game, but his 76th minute effort was off target. Vigouroux had no complaints about the first goal but he may have done better for the second. He parried Alex Nicholl’s shot straight into the path of David Wheeler who made no mistake from close range.
Danny Ward kept his second clean sheet in as many games to help Aberdeen beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at Pittodrie. Ward, who didn’t concede in Aberdeen’s 1-0 win at Dundee United on the opening day, had a quiet game and never looked troubled. He also featured in several Europa League games, but they were knocked out by Kairat Almaty losing 3-2 on aggregate.
Finally, Lloyd Jones featured twice for Blackpool. He made his debut in the Tangerines’ 2-2 draw at Colchester. He played the full game, but didnt have any notable chances and didnt look at fault for any of the goals. That was on the Saturday, and on the Tuesday, Jones again played the full 90 minutes as Blackpool lost 3-0 to Northampton Town in the Capital One Cup First Round. He did have a chance in the 83rd minute to grab a goal back, but his header was straight at the keeper.