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League 1 Team of the Week

29 April 2013

Each week, the Official Football League website will bring you the Team of the Week. Produced by the Press Association, the Team's of the Week feature the eleven top performing players from each division from the weekend's matches.

James Coppinger scored the last-gasp dramatic goal for Doncaster Rovers that secured them the npower League 1 title and promotion to the Championship, and the midfielder has made it into the Team of the Week.

Coppinger kept up with striker Billy Paynter as he broke away following Marcello Trotta's penalty miss for Brentford, and the winger slotted home when his team-mate squared the ball to him, which sent the Rovers fans into raptures.

Another Doncaster player in the team is left-back Tommy Spurr, who performed well in what was a winner-takes-all promotion shoot-out at Griffin Park.

It was a good weekend for Bury striker Jonson Clarke-Harris as he netted a brace for the Shakers in their win against Yeovil Town, and he's named up front in the squad.

The 18-year-old, who is on loan from Peterborough United, opened the scoring at Gigg Lane in the fifth minute, before adding another 20 minutes later.

He is partnered in the forward ranks by Crawley Town's Jamie Proctor, who scored a brace for the Red Devils against Hartlepool United. His two goals weren't enough to secure three points, though, as Andy Monkhouse scored twice for Pools to give them a share of the spoils and also be chosen for the team.

The two centre-midfielders in the team are Leyton Orient's Jimmy Smith and Scunthorpe United's Michael Collins. Smith scored Orient's goal in their 1-1 draw against Oldham Athletic, while Collins bagged for the Iron as they overcame Swindon Town 3-1 - a result that still wasn't enough to save them from the drop to npower League 2.

Colchester United were the team that avoided relegation at the expense of Scunthorpe as they registered three points against Carlisle United, and Tom Eastman was one of the top performers for the U's, wrapping up the win late on with a header.

Tranmere Rovers' Ben Gibson is also included at the back, as is Crewe Alexandra's Kelvin Mellor. The two players helped their respective sides keep clean sheets at the weekend, with Gibson's Tranmere drawing 0-0 with promoted Bournemouth and Mellor's Crewe beating Walsall 2-0.

In goal, and rounding off the XI, is Sheffield United stopper George Long. The youngster has had an impressive season and finished it off by keeping a clean sheet against Preston North End.


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