Hatters rated v Stevenage

Luke Gambin fires across goal at the weekend
Luke Gambin fires across goal at the weekend
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Matt Macey: 5.5 - Needed to be stronger from the opening corner as got blocked off by the Stevenage forwards allowing Wilkinson to power his header home. No chance with Kennedy’s strike though.

Stephen O’Donnell: 6 - Few excellent crosses early on, but prone to the occasional moment of panic when clearing his lines as well. Backed off Kennedy too much for the clincher.

Dan Potts: 5 - Recalled for his first start since New Year’s Eve, but bar one deflected effort tipped over by Day, didn’t show enough adventure on the left hand side. Taken off for Gambin at half time.

Alan Sheehan: 6 - Shifted around in the back-line after the break, as he had started in the middle, went over to the left and then returned to the centre again. Came close from a free kick too.

Scott Cuthbert: 6.5 - As usual, Luton’s best defender on the day, keeping the prolific Godden quiet. Hamstring injury a real blow as surely a major doubt for Carlisle and Exeter now.

Glen Rea: 5.5 - Moved back into the holding midfield role but Stevenage’s quartet just had too much nous and experience for Luton as they took a hold of proceedings. Back to centre half once more in the second half.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu looks for a pass against Stevenage

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu looks for a pass against Stevenage

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu: 6 - Taken out of his deep lying position and could never exert his usual influence on to proceedings until the second period when saw more of the ball after switching roles.

Jonathan Smith: 5.5 - Found it tough going against a Stevenage side who bossed the midfield areas for the majority. Might have done better with a few sights of goal too, dragging well wide of the target.

Jordan Cook: 5 - Another who failed to really have any say throughout as he was well marshalled by the visitors. Eventually take off for the final 15 with Palmer on in his place.

Isaac Vassell: (STAR MAN) 7 - It was his pace that caused Boro’s defence the most danger and two excellent balls into the box could and maybe should have led to goals for Hylton and Palmer.

Danny Hylton: 6.5 - In a match billed as a shootout between two of the league’s top strikers, Town’s talisman failed to fire as he has done recently, although was denied by a goal-line clearance.

Luke Gambin (SUB): 5.5 - On at half time to try and boost Luton’s creativity but didn’t see a great deal of possession, managed effectively by Town’s opponents.

James Justin (SUB): 6 - Gave Luton some thrust from the left back role, although one error almost led to a Boro goal.

Ollie Palmer (SUB): 6.5 - Added an extra presence to Town’s forward play and really should have made it 1-1, but put his close range header within Day’s reach.

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