How Barnsley FC players fared against Luton Town

HERE are the Barnsley FC player ratings from this afternoon's Championship opener against Luton Town at Oakwell.

Kilian Ludewig pictured in Barnsley's Championship curtain-raiser against Luton Town. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Jack Walton: Little to do in the first half, but will have been relieved when Collins shot over. Had no chance for the Luton striker's second half goal. 6

Michael Sollbauer: Had to be alert against a decent Luton side who forced the issue in the first half. 6

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Mads Andersen: Won a fair few challenges, but a couple of errors too. 5

Jordan Williams: Kept busy with the lively Cornick. Good concentration levels and continuing to look a steady operator. 7

Kilian Ludewig: Struggled to get into the game, wth Luton forcing him and others on the back foot. 5

Marcel Ritzmaier: Underwhelmed and brought little to the table. 5

Alex Mowatt: After a slow start, started to impose himself a bit more, but some way off his best. 6

Callum Styles: One sublime pass to Mowatt was a treat, but did not have it all his way like previous matches. 6

Elliot Simoes: Disappointing in the number ten role and had a sloppy afternoon which was curtailed early. 5

Cauley Woodrow: Close as anyone with an early chance. Booked for an elbow on Bradley. 6

Conor Chaplin. Buzzed around with trademark intent, but was not given too much to feed off. 6

Substitutes: Dominik Frieser. Handed a Championship debut after coming on after 53 minutes for Simoes. Barnsley needed a catalyst. Spurned a headed chance at far post. 6

Romal Palmer: Brought on for Ritzmaier on 58 minutes. Couldn't change the narrative of the game. 5

Patrick Schmidt: Brought on for Chaplin. No late heroics this time.

Not used: Brad Collins, Michal Helik, Luke Thomas, Victor Adeboyejo.

Luton Town: Sluga; Cranie, Bradley, Pearson, Norrington-Davies; Rea, Berry, Mpanzu, Lee (Lua-Lua 62); Cornick (Bree 81), J Collins (Hylton 90). Substitutes unused: Shea, Tunnicliffe, Moncur, Clark.

Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia).