Luton Town v Aston Villa - Villa player ratings

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo watches from the dugout

Another poor night for Aston Villa after their humiliating 3-1 defeat in the first round of the EFL Cup, but how did the players fare?

Mark Bunn – 8/10
Arguably Villa's Man of the Match who kept the score to a respectable one, Bunn pulled off some superb saves to deny The Hatters.

Micah Richards - 5/10
Exposed time and time again, Richards was lacklustre throughout, beaten to the ball, had sluggish distribution and left the middle of the defence wide open and his performance at centre back in the second half will give Di Matteo food for thought.

Luton Town's Jack Marriott and Aston Villa’s Micah Richards in action

Nathan Baker 7/10
Possibly a game changer seeing Baker substituted at half time which must have been for an injury, the Villa man was solid, dominating his area and commanding in the tackle.

Jores Okore – 5/10
When alongside Baker the defender seemed astute and composed however his second half display proved his inability to defend, he was exposed countless times and to top it off an own goal seemed to complete his night.

Jordan Amavi – 6/10
Was solid but lapses of concentration saw the defender exposed from time to time, and failed to add anything going forward which is something you would expect from the attacking full back.

Andre Green – 6/10
It's clear to see that experience is needed for the pacey winger to establish himself in the side. There were hints of what he is capable of with jinking runs down the right flank although consistency will be needed.

Gary Gardner - 6.5/10
Tidy on the night with his passing and linking up with the forward players but like many Villa players failed to light up in a position which will need to require an injection of imagination. For a club like Villa if they want to get out of the division they will need midfielders who add something different.

Aaron Tshibola – 7/10
One of the more positive performers was summer signing Aaron Tshibola, who similar to Gardner failed to light up the midfield but was able to keep the tempo flowing. He certainly knows what he's doing once in possession, so with more and more games he should show signs of improvement.

Jack Grealish – 6.5/10
Was easily shadowed out of the game by playing on the wing, struggled to get on the ball consistently and failed to provide the spark required which was expected. Either play the England Under-21 international down the middle or don't play him at all.

Jordan Ayew – 7/10
One of the more brighter players going forward but still needs to do more on the ball, no doubt he's one of the better players in the Villa side however lazy passing and lack of movement saw the Ivory Coast international fade in and out which is something Di Matteo will not want if he stays at the club.

Ross McCormack 7/10
Another player who's substitution effected the flow of Villa, easy to see he will be a valuable member of the squad. The summer signing showed in part what the supporters should expect with neat link up play.

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack reacts after a missed chance

Rudy Gestede - 6/10
Failed to get sufficient supply into him after coming on at half-time although his movement to create chances for himself was poor, if he has any hope of making it into the managers eleven, he will need to make more of an impact.

Alan Hutton - 6.5/10
Came on at half-time but was exposed by the Luton Town attackers, added something going forward when Villa rallied however similar to Gestede he will need to make more of an impact by doing the basics correctly in the defensive part of the pitch if he wants to last.

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