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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

26 January 2015

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

Goalkeeper: Jed Steer (Yeovil Town)

The on-loan Aston Villa goalkeeper saved a second-half penalty to earn Yeovil a point in a 0-0 draw against Coventry City, and that result lifted the Glovers off the foot of the Sky Bet League 1 table.

Defender: Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town)

Northampton kept their third successive clean sheet to record a third victory on the bounce and Moloney has been in the starting XI for all of those games. He put in a superb all-round performance on Saturday when the Cobblers saw off Newport County 3-0.

Defender: Kaspars Gorkss (Colchester United)

As well as helping his side keep a clean sheet against Leyton Orient, experience defender Gorkss sealed three points for the U's with a second-half header from an in-swinging corner. The 2-0 victory moved Colchester to within two points of safety.

Defender: Christian Burgess (Peterborough United)

Burgess was vital for the Posh as they ended a five-game winless streak by beating Notts County 2-1, as he headed in Joe Newell's corner to secure a much-needed triumph.

Midfielder: Dele Alli (Milton Keynes Dons)

Alli has often been the main man for MK Dons this season and it was the same story at the weekend when he set them on their way to a 2-0 victory against Barnsley with his 12th goal of the season.

Midfielder: Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town)

Only Coady will know if he meant his second-half winner against Wigan, which flew into the top corner after the former Liverpool man swung the ball in from a wide position, but it sealed a victory that lifted the Terriers up to 15th and piled more misery on the Latics.

Midfielder: Alex Pritchard (Brentford)

The on-loan Tottenham youngster kept his cool from the spot to slot home his fifth goal of the season to give Brentford a third win on the bounce, sending them up to fourth place in the Sky Bet Championship.

Midfielder: Joao Teixeira (Brighton & Hove Albion)

The Liverpool loanee fired home two fine goals against high-flying Ipswich in midweek to hand Chris Hughton's side a much-needed three points, giving the Seagulls some breathing space between them and the bottom three.

Striker: John Marquis (Gillingham)

Gillingham climbed to 16th with a thrilling 3-2 win over Oldham on Saturday, and front man Marquis was instrumental in their success. The Millwall loanee struck twice in the opening 14 minutes to set the Gills on their way to victory.

Striker: Odion Ighalo (Watford)

Trailing 2-0 to struggling Blackpool at the break, Ighalo turned the match around in spectacular fashion by netting four second-half goals as Watford went on to win 7-2. The Nigerian striker now has seven goals in his last three appearances for the Hornets.

Striker: Ross McCormack (Fulham)

Fulham's record signing showed his class with a 35-minute hat-trick against Nottingham Forest in midweek. All three of McCormack's strikes came from outside the box, with the Whites eventually winning the match 3-2.

Manager: Micky Mellon (Shrewsbury Town)

Mellon guided his side back up to second in Sky Bet League 2 thanks to a 3-2 win over in-form Stevenage. The victory means Shrewsbury's unblemished record at the Greenhous Meadow remains intact, and the Scotsman can thank James Collins after his number nine bagged a brace, including an 88th-minute winner.

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