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How did the Middlesbrough players rate in play-off first leg defeat to Aston Villa?

Adama Traore in action for Middlesbrough. Pictures by Frank Reid.
Adama Traore in action for Middlesbrough. Pictures by Frank Reid.

Middlesbrough have it all to do in their play-off semi final second leg against Aston Villa on Tuesday.

They trail 1-0 after Mile Jedinak gave Villa a 1-0 advantage with a first half header.

Robert Snodgrass battles for the ball in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Robert Snodgrass battles for the ball in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Here's how the Boro players rated:

Boro (4-1-4-1):

Darren Randolph: Brilliant save first half to deny Snodgrass, palming ball on to the post. Had little to do second half and couldn't do much for the goal....6

Ryan Shotton: Jedinak got above him for the opener. Long throws didn't really threaten Villa. Moved into central defence when Ayala went off....6

Daniel Ayala: Kept Lewis Grabban under control for most of the game. The pick of the Boro defence. Forced off through injury 64 minutes in. Big loss if serious injury...7

Ben Gibson: Committed as ever. Booked.....6

George Friend: Had Snodgrass to contend with, a good battle down the left-side with Friend up to the challenge. Booked.....6

Adam Clayton: Battled hard in central midfield. Grealish gave him a tough time though, Villa's best player.....6

Adama Traore: A constant threat. Villa often had at least two men on him. Quieter second half but still Boro's brightest player....7

Muhamed Besic: Heavily involved in the first half. Always looking for the ball, Boro needed more quality from central midfield....6

Jonny Howson: Linked up well with Assombalonga on the half hour mark, two good openings. Always looking for the ball...7

Stewart Downing: Enjoyed a good first half, quieter second 45. Not as influential in open play....6

Britt Assombalonga: Two good openings on the half hour mark, fired over and then into the side-netting. Should have scored....6

Subs:
Fabio (for Ayala, 64): Added pace down the right-hand flank. Added an attacking threat...6
Patrick Bamford (for Assombalonga, 76): Tried to make an impact but didn't threaten Villa goal...5
Not Used: Konstantopoulos (gk), Fry, Cranie, Leadbitter, Harrison.
Booked: Friend (45+1), Gibson (49)
Goals: None.
Villa (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton; Jedinak, Hourihane; Snodgrass, Grealish, Adomah; Grabban.
Subs: Bunn (gk), Samba, Whelan, Bjarnason, Onomah, Hogan, Kodjia.
Booked: Hourihane (13), Snodgrass (75)
Goals: Jedinak (15)
Referee: Robert Madley.
Attendance: 29,233