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
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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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