Hatters rated v Plymouth Argyle

Christian Walton: 8.5 - Commanded his area superbly throughout, noticably vocal and took the pressure off his defenders, particularly late on, when coming for a nunber of crosses. Important low stop with his legs with the scores goalless too.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 10:12 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:50 pm
New Town signing Jordan Cook in action at Plymouth
New Town signing Jordan Cook in action at Plymouth

Stephen O’Donnell: 8 - Looked defensively sound all afternoon and attacked whenever he could too. Wonderful cross from deep led to Hylton’s first Town strike as well.

Dan Potts: 8 - Was in the wars at Home Park once more, left bloodied and bruised after being on the end of some hefty challenges. Harshly sent off at the death though as referee Collins could have display some common sense.

Scott Cuthbert: 9 - Magnificent from the skipper who didn’t even know he was playing at five to three. Straight into the action with a superb aerial display and struck up a good understanding with Mullins immediately. Almost opened his Town account which would have capped a brilliant afternoon’s work.

Johnny Mullins: 8.5 - Another member of the back four who impressed as he cleared his lines effectively and made some fine blocks too. Comfortable in possession and showed he can be a threat at the other end as well.

Glen Rea: 8 - Definitely grew into the game the longer it wore on with a number of crucial interceptions and was key to Hatters winning the ball back early and starting attacks from deep. Might well have done better with one headed opportunity before the break too.

Jordan Cook: 8.5 - Classy from the summer signing as he looked a real threat when running at the opposition with the ball at his feet. Linked well with his new team-mates on a fine first start for his new club.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu: 8.5 - Glimpses of the Pelly of old during the game as his powerful runs gave the Pilgrims defence plenty to think about, particularly first half. Looks strong, fit and most importantly, injury-free this season.

Cameron McGeehan: 8 - Had to help out with some of the dirty work early on before Luton took a grip on proceedings. Good vision to play in Marriott for the killer second and always breaking forward to support the attacks.

Jack Marriott: 8 - Showed just why he will be up there as one of the division’s leading marksmen this season, demonstrating tremendous pace and a cool head to go through and beat McCormick. Stretched the hosts back-line whenever he had the opportunity too.

Danny Hylton (STAR MAN): 9 - As far as competitive debuts go, it was pretty much perfect from Hylton. Hold up play was terrific, bullied the home defenders, opened his account and set up Luton’s third too. Type of player Hatters have been crying out for in recent years.

Jonathan Smith (SUB): 6 - Came on to give Cook a rest and got his name on the scoresheet as his low drive squirmed under McCormick.

Olly Lee (SUB): 5.5 - Another change in the closing moments, although did release Hylton to set up Town’s icing on the cake.

Jake Gray (SUB): 5 - The briefest of Hatters debuts as he was on for the final 30 seconds, if that.

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