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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 10/03/14 - 16/03/14

17 March 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 4-4-2 best XI and a manager from the week's Sky Bet Football League matches:

Goalkeeper: Frank Fielding (Bristol City)

Bristol City were down to 10 men for 70 minutes away at Peterborough United on Tuesday night but clung on to secure all three points thanks to a string of stops from the Robins 'keeper, including a point-blank save from a Nicky Ajose effort. City then drew 0-0 with Swindon Town on Saturday - Fielding this time denying Michael Smith with an impressive double-save.

Defender: Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion)

Dunk was imperious for the Seagulls in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, winning 100% of his aerial battles alongside eight interceptions and six clearances. He then performed solidly at the weekend as Brighton again won 2-0, at Bolton Wanderers, for a second clean sheet of the week.

Defender: David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United)

In Scunthorpe's 2-2 draw with Southend United on Tuesday, Mirfin was voted man of the match for the Iron before another solid display at centre-back saw Russ Wilcox's men win 2-0 at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to 22 games.

Defender: Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town)

Mkandawire was man of the match for Shrewsbury as they held a Wolverhampton Wanderers team that had scored 13 goals in their previous four games to a goalless draw at Molineux on Saturday.

Defender: Wes Morgan (Leicester City)

Captain Morgan was at the heart of the Leicester defence that kept their third successive clean sheet, against Barnsley on Tuesday, before he rose highest at the back post to put the Foxes 2-1 ahead at home to Blackpool, in a game they won 3-1.

Midfielder: Gary Roberts (Chesterfield)

Roberts enjoyed what he called "one of the best weekends of his life" after scoring twice at home to Oxford United on Saturday to maintain the Spireites' presence at the top of Sky Bet League 2, before picking up the Player of the Year Award for the division at The Football League Awards on Sunday night.

Midfielder: George Saville (Brentford)

The on-loan Chelsea midfielder picked up the man of the match accolade after steering Brentford to a vital 1-0 victory at Leyton Orient on Saturday lunchtime, coming a few days after helping the Bees beat Tranmere Rovers 2-0 in midweek.

Midfielder: James McClean (Wigan Athletic)

Wigan's promotion push continues to gather pace and that's largely thanks to McClean, who made the difference in their 3-1 success at Ipswich Town on Saturday. He caused havoc in the Tractor Boys' defence, firing a brace.

Striker: Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)

Rhodes may have drawn a blank at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday night but Rhodes slotted in a hat-trick of calm finishes away to his former club Huddersfield Town on Saturday in a 4-2 victory.

Striker: Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United)

Assombalonga's scintillating season continued over the weekend with his two goals the difference in Posh's 2-0 success at Milton Keynes Dons. That took the former Watford man's tally for the season to 27 goals.

Striker: Jack Redshaw (Morecambe)

It's not often a player who starts as sub twice in two games makes the Team of the Week but Redshaw came on for the Shrimps at home to Newport County on Tuesday with the score at 2-1. He scored with his first touch, then secured a brace and could have had a hat-trick at the end of a 4-1 success. He also came on at 1-0 down to help Morecambe rescue a 1-1 draw at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Manager: Nigel Pearson (Leicester City)

Pearson may not want to talk about automatic promotion but the Foxes are cruising at the top of the Sky Bet Championship. Six points and six goals in the week has put Leicester seven points clear at the summit and 17 ahead of third-placed Derby County. Pearson's side even trailed Blackpool at half-time on Saturday, but he rallied the troops to a 3-1 success and they are now unbeaten in 16 league fixtures.

To read the divisional round-ups please click here

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