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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

7 December 2015

With teams from Sky Bet League 1 and 2 in FA Cup - or Johnstone's Paint Trophy - action at the weekend, there was just a full Sky Bet Championship schedule to choose from this week.

The 12 games spread over four days still gave us plenty to think about it, and here - with assistance from fans on social media - is the latest Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Dimi Konstantopoulos (Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough produced a typically solid display on Friday night, overcoming in-form Ipswich Town 2-0 at Portman Road.

Brilliant second half..we showed how good we can be!! U T B 🔴 ⚪ 🔴

— Dimi Konstantopoulos (@Dimster23) December 4, 2015

Boro soaked up some pressure but stepped up a gear in the second half, and the Greek stopper was in fantastic form whenever he was called upon.

@football_league@SkyBetChamp Dimi for Boro easily

— Reece (@ItsBellamy__) December 5, 2015
Defender: Scott Malone (Cardiff City)

Cardiff moved into the Play-Off positions courtesy of a 3-2 triumph at bottom club Bolton Wanderers.

Malone put Tony Watt through down the left-hand side who went on to score the opening goal, and the full-back got himself on the scoresheet in the second-half - he's scored prettier goals, mind you!

Great 3 points today Back in the top 6 Definitely my goal 100 %

— Scott Malone (@ScottyMalone28) December 5, 2015
Defender: Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest)

A clean sheet and two goals meant it was a good afternoon's work for Mills as Nottingham Forest cruised to a 3-0 success over Fulham.

@football_league@SkyBetChamp Matt Mills, centre half, 2 goals, close to a hat trick AND clean sheet!

— Abi Colton (@abijane08) December 5, 2015
The centre-back powered home two headers and nearly completed a hat-trick, only to see his late effort come back off the crossbar.

Defender: Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)

Hanley was a rock at the back as Blackburn continued their impressive form under new boss Paul Lambert.

The Rovers skipper led his side to a clean sheet away at Bristol City, and was just as impressive at the other end, opening the scoring in the 2-0 win.

Defender: Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers)

The Sky Bet Championship weekend kicked off on Thursday night, and Onuoha was the hero as QPR sealed three points in Neil Warnock's last game in charge.

The defender stood firm against Reading's attack, and scored a dramatic late winner to give the R's three points ahead of the arrival of new boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Midfielder: Solly March (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Brighton's form this season has been remarkable, and so has that of young winger March.


— Toby Pollard (@Toby__Pollard) December 5, 2015
The 21-year-old produced another superb display and was influential in the Seagulls' late comeback as they defeated Charlton Athletic 3-2, preserving their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet Championship season.

Midfielder: Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Price starred once again for Wolves as they picked up a 2-1 win away at Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.

@football_league@SkyBetChamp has to be @jacko_8 week in week out carries on doing the simple things right!

— David Hedgecox (@DavidHedgecox2) December 5, 2015
The 22-year-old helped the visitors win the midfield battle, and he was on hand defensively too, denying the Millers with a crucial late block.

Midfielder: Alan Judge (Brentford)

New manager Dean Smith got life at Griffin Park off to a winning start, with the performance of Judge inspiring the Bees.

His driving run played a huge part in Lasse Vibe's opener, and he put the icing on the cake with the second goal late on.

Midfielder: Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town)

A first win in seven games for Huddersfield came at Birmingham City, and the creativity of Scannell was the key to victory.

The winger's low cross was converted by Joe Lolley to give the Terriers the lead after 31 seconds, and another driving run down the right resulted in Nahki Wells sealing all three points.

Forward: Chris Wood (Leeds United)

Leeds inflicted defeat on high-flying Hull City, with Wood proving to be a handful for the Tigers' usually stubborn defence.

@football_league@SkyBetChamp Chris Wood!!! #lufc

— Nathan (@ILikeBellas) December 5, 2015
Wood set Leeds on their way, flicking home after half an hour, and continued to cause problems as Steve Evans' men held out for a 2-1 triumph.

Forward: Will Keane (Preston North End)

Preston earned victory at East Lancashire rivals Burnley on Saturday afternoon, producing a classic counter-attacking display.

Keane was named in the starting line-up to suit manager Simon Grayson's game plan, and the striker rewarded the manager's faith with the first goal in the 2-0 win.

Manager: David Wagner (Huddersfield Town)

David Wagner recorded his first win as Huddersfield Town head coach, guiding his side to the aforementioned win at St Andrew's.

The German had seen positives from their two previous defeats - against Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough - and it was third time lucky as they returned to West Yorkshire with the three points.

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