Hatters rated v Cambridge United

Josh McQuoid shoots for goal against Cambridge
Josh McQuoid shoots for goal against Cambridge

Mark Tyler: 5 - Afternoon was pretty much over before it began due to a back injury that saw him forced off.

Stephen O’Donnell: 7 - Banished the memories of his last Kenilworth Road appearance against AFC Wimbledon with a far better display and some good distribution, particularly crossfield passes to McQuoid.

Jake Howells: 7 - Did well at both ends of the pitch as one stunning block in the second half was followed by a late effort that drew a decent stop from Norris.

Magnus Okuonghae (STAR MAN): 7.5 - Much, much better from the centre half who had his most dominant performance in a Luton shirt so far. Won his headers and marshalled Corr impressively.

Scott Cuthbert: 7 - Captain went about his job decisively and his partnership with Okuonghae looked a lot more solid than it has done in recent weeks.

Danny Green: 5.5 - Another whose day was ended early as was stretchered off with what appeared a serious looking ankle injury.

Jonathan Smith: 6.5 - All action in the centre as he drove forward to good effect when Luton looked to break. Bit more time on the ball with Hatters trying to play a more possession-type game.

Alex Lawless: 6.5 - Some nice touches alongside Smith and got stuck in too as well. Relishing his opportunity to finally play in his favoured position now.

Ryan Hall: 7.5 - Already looks a different player as started on the left, but did most of his best work while on the right flank. Dangerous on the ball and was inches wide until injury unfortunately struck.

Paul Benson: 6 - Won a fair few headers against the U’s defence and came closer than most when his effort was repelled by Norris.

Jack Marriott: 6 - Thought he had opened the scoring only to be denied by the linesman’s flag. Couldn’t ever fully escape the clutches of the Cambridge back-line.

Elliot Justham (SUB): 6.5 - Keeper showed no signs of nerves despite being thrust into the firing line unexpectedly. One slight blemish at the end saw him spill just past the post.

Josh McQuoid (SUB): 6.5 - Plenty of attacking thrust on either wing and always quick to unleash a shot too.

Paddy McCourt (SUB): 6.5 - Late cameo from McCourt as the Northern Irishman came close to unlocking United’s defence on a few occasions.

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