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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

20 October 2014

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

Goalkeeper: Sascha Studer (Mansfield Town)

Studer was on top form for the Stags against Cambridge, who were Sky Bet League 2's top scorers going into the weekend. The Swiss stopper made a number of fine saves to keep out the U's and help Mansfield pick up a valuable point.

Defender: Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra)

Crewe kept their first clean sheet of the season, at Walsall, and Dugdale was pivotal to that. The defender was important at the other end, too, as he popped up to score the only goal of the game, to earn the Alex their first away win of 2014/15.

Defender: Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle)

McHugh was part of a Plymouth defence that kept their third successive clean sheet with a 1-0 victory against Carlisle. He made a brave goal-line clearance late on against the Cumbrians.

Defender: Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City)

Cardiff City marked Russell Slade's first match in charge with a 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest and centre-back Manga was a sensation at the heart of the Bluebirds' defence.

Midfielder: Danny Mayor (Bury)

Mayor was instrumental in the Shakers' 3-0 victory against Portsmouth and he opened the scoring with a stunning strike.

Midfielder: Garry Thompson (Notts County)

This week's star man is experienced midfielder Thompson, who scored his first career hat-trick on Saturday as County overcame Crawley Town 5-3.

Midfielder: Joe Newell (Peterborough United)

Posh were 2-1 winners against Barnsley at London Road and Newell was a stand-out player, influential at both ends of the pitch. Team-mate Marcus Maddison, who was included in last week's best XI, also deserves a mention, for his stunning free-kick.

Midfielder: Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town)

Huddersfield enjoyed a breathtaking start against Blackpool, going 3-0 up inside 16 minutes, and winger Scannell was heavily involved, using his pace and power to set up Harry Bunn twice.

Striker: Ricardo Fuller (Millwall)

Millwall went 3-0 down at The Den against Wolves but Fuller helped them come back to claim a point, scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes to level the match up, after Lee Gregory started the fightback.

Striker: Chris Martin (Derby County)

Front man Martin was at the double for Derby on Saturday - his eighth and ninth goals of the season - to help them record a 3-0 victory at Reading.

Striker: Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town)

Cheltenham have struggled for goals this term but Gornell bagged himself a brace against Northampton - his first league goals since last October.

Manager: Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough)

Karanka's men won 2-1 at Brighton to extend their unbeaten run to seven games and move up to third in the Sky Bet Championship table.

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