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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 27/01/14 - 02/02/14

3 February 2014

After the conclusion of the week's Sky Bet Football League matches, we've picked out a squad of the best performers from the divisions to make the Team of the Week.

Here's our 4-3-3 best XI and a manager from the week's Sky Bet Football League matches:

Goalkeeper: Sam Slocombe (Scunthorpe United)

The Iron 'keeper was in magnificent form this week, keeping two clean sheets against Fleetwood Town and Hartlepool United. The 25-year-old also saved a penalty in that draw with the Cod Army, which was his 100th appearance in a Scunthorpe shirt.

Defender: Scott Wiseman (Preston North End)

Wiseman has quickly adapted to life at Deepdale, starting both of Preston's games this week as they registered four points. He was part of a tight defence that kept a clean sheet against Bradford City in a 0-0 draw, followed by a 2-0 win over Notts County.

Defender: Abdoulaye Meite (Doncaster Rovers)

The Sky Bet Championship centre-back is another defender who was as key part of a defence that kept two clean sheets in the week. Rovers beat Charlton Athletic 3-0 with Meite tapping in the opener, before a credible 0-0 result at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Defender: Alex Pearce (Reading)

The Irishman's much-loved goal celebration was seen on Saturday when the Royals won away at Millwall, after he fired in their second goal in a 3-0 victory. Pearce also picked up an assist in their 5-1 home win over Blackpool on Tuesday.

Defender: Tom Newey (Oxford United)

Newey hadn't scored for 210 games before his powerful header put Oxford 1-0 ahead against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. The U's went on to win 2-1. He was also a pivotal part of the back-line that kept a clean sheet at Exeter City in midweek, continuing the club's unbeaten away record in Sky Bet League 2.

Midfielder: Marvin Elliott (Bristol City)

The Jamaican midfielder was powerless to prevent a 3-1 defeat at Brentford on Tuesday but, introduced as a half-time substitute against Carlisle United on Saturday, Elliott scored twice in three minutes as City beat the Cumbrians 2-1. That result lifted his team out of the relegation zone.

Midfielder: Gary Roberts (Chesterfield)

Gary Roberts had a say in four of Chesterfield's five goals this week. He scored the second in a 2-0 win at York City on Tuesday, and then provided two assists and a clever dummy as the Spireites beat Bristol Rovers 3-1 to remain top of the Sky Bet League 2 table on Saturday.

Midfielder: Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Six points, five goals and none conceded was the product of a successful week for Wolves who regained second spot in the Sky Bet League 1 standings. Midfielder McDonald opened the scoring in both of their games, a 3-0 success at Oldham Athletic and a 2-0 win over Bradford City.

Striker: Adam Le Fondre (Reading)

Le Fondre netted three times at home to Blackpool and grabbed an assist as the Royals won 5-1 on Tuesday night. That was his second successive hat-trick at the Madejski Stadium. He was also part of the team that then won 3-0 at Millwall, having a hand in the first goal.

Striker: Alex Revell (Rotherham United)

The Millers front-man enjoyed three goals in two games over the week. The 30-year-old scored twice at Tranmere Rovers in a 2-1 win in midweek, before scoring a 95th-minute winner in an impressive victory against Leyton Orient, again 2-1.

Striker: Ross McCormack (Leeds United)

McCormack continued his stunning season with four goals this week to take his tally to 22 in all competitions. The Leeds captain netted from the penalty spot to earn a point at home to Ipswich Town in midweek, before lifting the mood around Elland Road with a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of local rivals Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Manager: Mickey Lewis (Oxford United)

Following Chris Wilder's departure to Northampton Town, Lewis has stepped up to the role of caretaker manager in style. A 0-0 draw at Exeter City in his first game in charge preserved their unbeaten away record in League 2, before he led the U's to a 2-1 success over AFC Wimbledon to move into the top three.

To read the divisional round-ups please click here

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