Luton failed to end their hoodoo against Stoke City as they were beaten 1-0 by their play-off chasing opponents on Saturday. Jacob Brown's 34th minute goal was enough to separate the sides as Town couldn't find a leveller, Admiral Muskwe going closest when hitting the bar in the second period. To find out how the hosts rated on the afternoon, see below.
5. Kal Naismith: 5
In the centre of the three centre halves, regularly getting the ball from Sluga to try and get things going. With Stoke closing ranks in front of him though, was often forced to go direct as it usually came straight back. Lost Brown for opener too.
6. Sonny Bradley: 5.5
Went close early on when his header from Bree’s corner was saved by Bursik. Solid enough defensively as bar the goal, Stoke rarely threatened, but couldn’t move the ball quickly enough at times as Town searched for an equaliser.
7. Gabe Osho: 5
Brilliant block prevented City taking the lead early on as he threw himself in the way of Ostigard's close range shot to prevent a certain goal. Got stuck in to the Potters midfield but play often bypassed him as Town searched for a leveller.
8. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu: 4.5
Wasn’t able to track the run of Sawyers in time as he delivered the perfect cross for Stoke to grab the only goal of the game. The odd good burst forward but too often things just didn’t come off as passes were overhit or control let him down.