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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 30/08/14 - 31/08/14

1 September 2014

After the conclusion of the weekend'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 best XI and a manager from the weekend's Sky Bet Football League matches:

Goalkeeper: Marco Silvestri (Leeds United)

The Italian stopper was in fine form on Saturday, making numerous saves to keep a clean sheet against Bolton Wanderers, which provided Leeds the platform to pick up three much-needed points.

Defender: Andy Taylor (Wigan Athletic)

Saturday was a momentous occasion for Taylor. The defender helped the Latics keep a clean sheet against Birmingham City and also scored one of his side's four goals. That was the first time he has found the net since 2011.

Defender: Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Although Dunk and his Brighton defence conceded twice on Saturday against Charlton, the 22-year-old scored a brace to earn a point. He hadn't scored at all in his previous 53 league appearances for the club.

Defender: George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic)

Lee Johnson's Latics were worthy 2-0 winners at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday and the burly Elokobi was impressive at the back. He picked up a nasty head wound for his troubles, which required six stitches.

Midfielder: Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town)

Winger Clark was on the mark twice for the Shrews on Saturday, propelling them to a 2-0 victory against Luton Town. His goals were his first in The League.

Midfielder: Issaga Diallo (Cambridge United)

Frenchman Diallo played a significant role in Cambridge's 5-0 thumping of Carlisle United on Saturday, and he got the ball rolling by finding the net in the 25th minute - his first goal in English football. The 27-year-old received a standing ovation when he was substituted in the second half.

Midfielder: Almen Abdi (Watford)

The Hornets moved up to second in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday with a 4-2 success against Huddersfield Town and Abdi was on target twice, scoring in the 54th minute before wrapping up the three points in injury time.

Midfielder: Conor Hourihane (Barnsley)

Barnsley's Hourihane added another screamer to his tally on Saturday, at Yeovil Town, to extend the Tykes' unbeaten run to four matches. That was his third goal in as many games.

Striker: Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic)

The 22-year-old front man netted twice for the Addicks at Brighton on Saturday and that moved him onto five goals for the season. Charlton's impressive nine points from their first five games are largely down to the goalscoring ability of Vetokele.

Striker: James Hanson (Bradford City)

The powerful front man rounded off what has been a good week for the Bantams with a goal and an assist in a 2-0 victory at Rochdale. He teed up Jason Kennedy for the opener before grabbing the second himself, just a few days after heading the winner against Leeds in the Capital One Cup.

Striker: Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers)

A Stockton brace was enough for Tranmere to earn three points on Saturday against Morecambe, who had previously won all four of their League 2 games. Rovers manager Rob Edwards reserved special praise for the youngster after the match.

Manager: Gary Rowett (Burton Albion)

What a week it has been for Rowett and his Brewers. They dumped top-flight Queens Park Rangers out of the Capital One Cup in midweek before moving to the summit of Sky Bet League 2 on Saturday after a 2-1 triumph at Mansfield Town.

Click here to read the divisional round-ups

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