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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

5 January 2015

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

Goalkeeper: Chris Maxwell (Fleetwood Town)

Although the Fleetwood stopper conceded two goals against Swindon Town, he saved a first-half Michael Smith penalty to help them earn a point against the Sky Bet League 1 high-flyers.

Defender: Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley)

Stanley came from behind to see off Exeter City 2-1 in Devon and it was defender Aldred who scored the winning goal, to secure their fourth away victory of the season.

Defender: George Taft (Burton Albion)

Burton maintained their 100 per cent home record under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink by beating Shrewsbury 1-0 and Taft was the man on target, for the first goal of his senior career. Manager Hasselbaink praised the defender after the victory.

Defender: Ryan Jackson (Newport County)

Jackson was a vital cog for Justin Edinburgh's side as they triumphed 2-1 against Carlisle United. The former AFC Wimbledon man was a constant menace down the right and was brought down for the penalty which saw the Exiles equalise.

Defender: Harry Toffolo (Swindon Town)

Norwich loanee Toffolo was a star performer for Swindon at Fleetwood, setting up Andy Williams for his goal. He also came close to scoring himself, but was denied by the upright.

Midfielder: Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town)

One man who did find the net in that match was Cod Army winger Morris, who grabbed both of the Lancashire side's goals, after also finding the net against Rochdale in the final match of 2014.

Midfielder: Jim O’Brien (Coventry City)

O'Brien was influential in the Sky Blues' 2-0 victory at Walsall and opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a 30-yard screamer.

Midfielder: Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers)

Wycombe Wanderers moved back to the top of Sky Bet League 2 and it was thanks to on-loan Millwall midfielder Onyedinma, whose first senior strike was the only goal of the game in the Chairboys' clash with rock-bottom Hartlepool United.

Midfielder: Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town)

The former Reading man injected life into Northampton's midfield with an energetic display against Southend United, and his inclusion paid off as he came up with an equalising goal to end the Cobblers' five-game losing streak. Northampton assistant manager Alan Knill reserved special praise for D'Ath.

Midfielder: Louis Dodds (Port Vale)

Dodds has been pushed into a more attacking role for Vale and it is paying dividends. He put in a solid performance against Gillingham, to help the Valiants to a 2-1 success.

Striker: Jack Dunn (Cheltenham Town)

Dunn was one of three Liverpool youngsters to join Cheltenham on loan last week and he immediately had an input in the Robins' front line, equalising against Oxford before Paul Buckle's side went on to register a 2-1 triumph. The boss admitted it was a gamble to start the three loanees, but one that paid off.

Manager: Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)

Ainsworth has overseen a quite dramatic transformation at Wycombe and they returned to the Sky Bet League 2 summit with a hard-fought victory over struggling Hartlepool. His choice to hand Onyedinma his home debut paid dividends as the midfielder popped up with the winner.

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