Maty Ryan was frustrated that he couldn’t do enough to keep Jack Grealish from scoring the equaliser in Albion’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at the Amex.

Villa’s top scorer with nine goals this season got on the end of substitute Douglas Luiz’s pass, before firing past Ryan to level the game up after Leandro Trossard has put Albion ahead in the first half.

The keeper felt he could have done better to keep it out.

He said: “I haven’t seen a replay but, from memory, I think I got a little touch to it, which is a little frustrating.

“From memory it all happened so fast and I wasn’t able to get enough on it to keep it out unfortunately.”

Albion had been in control of the game until Villa scored, but Ryan felt Albion did not do enough to score the second goal they needed.

He said: “It just go to show you have got to respect every team at this level they have all got quality, which can punish you.

“We didn’t do enough to get that second goal and when you don’t it you always leave the door open for the opposition to come back in and unfortunately it happened for us today.”

After Villa scored, there was a long pause due to a couple of Albion players, including skipper Lewis Dunk, thinking Luiz had not reached the ball on the right flank before it went out of play.

Ryan said: “I think Dunky thought the ball had gone out of play and they checked it and it didn’t obviously.

“It is weird how it come across and opened up for him.

“He has got the ball there and hit it well, but I couldn’t get enough on it to keep it out.”

Leandro Trossard scored his third goal of the season and Ryan said he took it well.

He said: “I haven’t seen a replay and I was so far away, but from that angle it looked like he took it quite well.

“Any ball that hits the back of the net you know has been taken well, it was a good feeling to go into the break 1-0 up.

“We just lacked that killer blow to kill the game off and get the three points.”

Albion now travel to struggling Bournemouth tomorrow, who lost 1-0 away at bottom side Norwich.

To add insult to injury skipper and ex-Albion Steve Cook was sent off in the 31st minute, meaning he will miss the game and Ryan thinks he will be a big miss.

He said: “I think we can take a lot of confidence from the result we had here against them not too long ago (a 2-0 win) and that is only insult to injury to lose him (Cook).

“He is a vital part of their team.

“I’m not too sure what other personnel is available for them.

“But we go there confident and I have got no doubts we go there and get a result.

“If we do it will be a big step into reaching our goal this season.”