Rotherham United: Millers ratings at Aston Villa

Dominic Ball against Rudy Gestede on his Millers debut
Dominic Ball against Rudy Gestede on his Millers debut

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, marks the players out of 10 after the 3-0 Championship defeat at Villa Park

Rotherham (4-3-3)

The Millers surround Ross McCormack

The Millers surround Ross McCormack

Lee Camp 7

Not to blame for any of the goals and pulled off one stunning first-half save to deny Aly Cissokho.

Stephen Kelly 5

Made captain for the afternoon. Gave away the ball too much and looked unsure of himself at times.

Dominic Ball 6

Baptism of fire against Rudy Gestede. First game. Signs of a player there.

Richard Wood 5

Beaten by Gestede for the first goal. Soldiered on after a cut to the head. A difficult day against Gestede.

Joe Mattock 5

Not showing his form of last season and substituted in the second half in a tactical switch.

Jake Forster-Caskey 5

Undoubted technical ability, but yet to have an influence on a game. First player to be taken off.

Will Vaulks 6

Couldn’t impose himself as he had against Wolves, although he has a big leap and won midfield headers.

Richie Smallwood 7

Mr 7/10. Never stopped working, kept getting and giving the ball, always involved.

Anthony Forde 5

Not enough end product, although the winger has pace and balance and can deliver a good cross.

Danny Ward 6

Didn’t get the best service. Won more than his share of headers and worried Villa on occasion.

Jon Taylor 5

Rotherham never really got their biggest threat into the game. There’ll be other days.

Subs used

Jerry Yates 5

Came on for Forster-Caskey after 59 minutes as the Millers switched to 4-4-2.

Darnell Fisher 6

Brought on for his debut as Mattock departed in the 71st minute and looked quick and mobile.

Unused subs: Lewis Price, Kelvin Wilson, Tom Thorpe, Scott Allan, Mason Warren.

Aston Villa (4-4-2): Gollini 6; Bacuna 6, Elphick 6, Chester 6, Cissokho 7; Grealish 7 (Green 90), Westwood 7, Tshibola 6, Ayew 7 (Adama 74); Gestede 9, McCormack 6 (Gardner 85). Subs not used: Bunn, Hutton, Amavi, Richards.

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