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Sky Bet Football League Team of Midweek

6 April 2016

A number of big games took place across the Football League on Tuesday evening and we've compiled a list of the stand-out performers to make up our Team of Midweek.

Here's our best XI and a manager....

Goalkeeper: David Marshall (Cardiff City)

The Scottish international was in fine form to hold Sky Bet Championship leaders Burnley to a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor.

Marshall made crucial stops from Andre Gray, Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes to ensure the points were shared as Cardiff continue to chase a Play-Off place.

Defender: Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)

The in-form centre-back scored his second goal of the season to help the Seagulls defeat Birmingham City 2-1 at St. Andrew's. 

The 24-year-old was unmarked at the back post to head home a Jiri Skalak corner, with fellow defender Connor Goldson also on target for the visitors. Chris Hughton's side moved to within two points of league leaders Burnley, extending their unbeaten run to eight matches in the process.

Defender: Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town)

Pond played a pivotal role in ensuring the Cod Army kept a clean sheet against one of the top scoring teams in the league, Peterborough United.

Steven Pressley's men won the game 2-0 with Pond in particular a strong influence throughout.

Defender: Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough)

The Czech Republic international, on loan from Chelsea, showed his credentials by providing a strong rearguard to help beat Huddersfield Town.

Middlesbrough secured a 3-0 victory at the Riverside Stadium to move just one point behind Burnley with a game in hand.

Midfielder: Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough)

'Boro boss Aitor Karanka heaped praise on Ramirez following his performance on Tuesday evening, describing him as "the difference" in the club's 3-0 win over the Terriers. 

Ramirez scored twice, one either side of half-time, to help the club maintain its promotion hopes.

Midfielder: Bradley Johnson (Derby County)

The 28-year-old scored twice in an emphatic win over fellow promotion chasers Hull City. The former Norwich City player netted twice in the first half to give the Rams a commanding advantage.

His first was a good finish from inside the area, pouncing on an effort from Chris Martin which had hit the post to fire home the rebound. Eight minutes later he rounded off a fine team move by applying a delicate touch to beat Alan McGregor for the second time.

Midfielder: Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic)

Oldham moved to within a point of Sky Bet League 1 safety after beating Swindon Town 2-0 at Boundary Park, with Kelly a commanding presence in the centre of midfield.

He grabbed his fifth goal of the season in the win, with Curtis Main doubling the Latics' lead late on.

Midfielder: George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Saville began the Wolves comeback against Milton Keynes Dons by grabbing a 62nd-minute equaliser, netting his third of the season.

Kenny Jackett's men had fallen behind early on courtesy of an own goal by Kortney Hause but Saville, along with Jack Price in midfield, masterminded a turnaround to help clinch the club's seventh away win of the campaign.

Forward: Lasse Vibe (Brentford)

The Danish striker netted twice in the space of 10 first half minutes to give Brentford a 3-0 lead over Bolton Wanderers at Griffin Park.

His first was a neat finish from 10 yards, before heading home an inch perfect Alan Judge cross to put the Bees well on their way to all three points.

Forward: Jamie Cureton (Dagenham & Redbridge)

The 40-year-old veteran forward helped clinch Dagenham's first win in five outings by clinching a crucial second goal in the club's 2-1 win over Morecambe.

Cureton netted his eighth goal of the season, however Daggers remain bottom of the table and are 11 points from safety.

Forward: Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town)

The Cod Army clinched a crucial three points in their quest to avoid relegation from Sky Bet League 1 and their cause was made easier against Peterborough United when Burns opened the scoring on 38 minutes.

The on-loan Bristol City forward increased his tally to six for the season, advancing through on goal to clinically beat advancing keeper Ben Alnwick.

Manager: Darren Wassall (Derby County)

The Rams secured their fourth successive home win to overcome Hull City 4-0 in convincing fashion at the iPro Stadium.

Bradley Johnson scored twice with Chris Martin and Craig Bryson grabbing the others to help maintain the club's promotion charge.

Wassall hailed his side after the game, saying it was a "good team performance." 

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