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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

10 November 2014

We pick out 11 top performers and a manager from the week's Sky Bet Football League matches.

Goalkeeper: Darren Randolph (Birmingham City)

Randolph made two fine first-half saves against Cardiff to keep a clean sheet and earn the Blues a valuable point.

Defender: Andre Bikey (Charlton Athletic)

Bikey was a rock at the heart of the Addicks' defence, helping them to a first win at Reading since 1981. The defender's performance was praised by manager Bob Peeters.

Defender: Liam Cooper (Leeds United)

Leeds were 3-1 winners against Blackpool on Saturday and Cooper got the ball rolling with his first ever goal for the club, firing home superbly from the edge of the area. That was Neil Redfearn's first win since becoming the permanent manager at Elland Road and he hailed the positivity of his side.

Defender: Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham)

The Bulgarian defender was on good form in the backline for Fulham, limiting the threat provided by Huddersfield's Grant Holt in the Cottagers' 3-1 success.

Midfielder: Jeff Hendrick (Derby County)

The whole of Derby's midfield could have made the Team of the Week but we've gone for Hendrick as he was at the double for the Rams in their 5-0 triumph against Wolves.

Midfielder: Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers)

Bolton continued their resurgence under Neil Lennon by seeing off Wigan 3-1 on Friday night and Lee was vital in the win, with a goal and an assist.

Midfielder: Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town)

Bru was a stand-out player in Ipswich's 1-0 victory against Watford and he played a part in the crucial goal, with his saved shot being converted by Tommy Smith.

Midfielder: Adam Reach (Middlesbrough)

Boro may have failed to secure three points against fellow high-flyers Bournemouth, but Reach came closest to scoring in the goalless draw by firing against the crossbar in the first half, in what was a solid performance. The winger recently signed a new four-year contract with the club.

Striker: Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest)

Front man Assombalonga was a key figure in Nottingham Forest's two goals as they came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1. He levelled the game from close range in the 85th minute then set Michail Antonio up for the all-important winner. Manager Stuart Pearce thanked the Forest fans after the victory.

Striker: Andre Gray (Brentford)

Brentford were 3-2 winners at Millwall on Saturday and Gray was at the double, latching on to two through-balls and finishing confidently on both occasions. Those goals followed his midweek strike at Forest.

Striker: Johnny Russell (Derby County)

Forward Russell is another Derby player to make the week's best XI after scoring twice at the weekend against Wolves. The Scot was a constant threat for the Rams as they ran riot at the iPro Stadium in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

Manager: Mark Warburton (Brentford)

Warburton led his side to two away wins this week, with Saturday's 3-2 victory at Millwall coming after three points at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday. The Bees manager has tipped striker Andre Gray for the top after his brace at The Den.

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