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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

18 April 2016

A penalty-saving goalkeeper and a hat-trick hero feature in the latest Football League Team of the Week.

With titles, promotion and relegation on the line, here are 11 players and a manager that made a major impact in Matchday 42.

Goalkeeper: Alex Revell (Milton Keynes Dons)

It just had to be this man, despite a relatively short stint between the sticks against Preston North End.

Revell donned the gloves after goalkeeper Cody Cropper was dismissed, and performed heroics to save Joe Garner’s penalty as the Dons earned a point in their bid for Sky Bet Championship survival.

Defender: Alex Baptiste (Sheffield United)

A goal and a clean sheet for Baptiste helped Sheffield United on their way to a comfortable victory away at Chesterfield.

The 30-year-old opened the scoring, finishing from close range to send them ninth and increase the Spireites’ relegation concerns.

Defender: Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers)

Two goals for Butler helped Doncaster secure three vital points in their battle against relegation from Sky Bet League 1.

The 3-1 win was all the more impressive as it ended Wigan’s 20-match unbeaten streak which has seen them reach the top of Sky Bet League 1.

Defender: Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon)

AFC Wimbledon remain in pole position for the Sky Bet League 2’s final Play-Off spot courtesy of a hard-fought win over Crawley Town.

Robinson played his part in keeping the Reds out, and then headed a late winner to seal maximum points.

Midfielder: George Boyd (Burnley)

Burnley kept up the pressure towards the top of the table, with Boyd playing a crucial role in the 2-1 win at Birmingham City.

The winger netted the first for the Clarets, and then set up Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year Andre Gray for the decisive goal.

Midfielder: Jon Taylor (Peterborough United)

Peterborough recorded a comfortable win at Colchester United with Taylor playing an instrumental role from midfield.

The 23-year-old got Posh off to a flying start, scoring after just two minutes, and set up Shaquille Coulthirst later on in the 4-1 victory.

Midfielder: Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley)

Two goals for Windass kept Accrington in the hunt for automatic promotion, although they slipped out of Sky Bet League 2’s top three following a draw with Morecambe.

A goal in either half saw Stanley turn around a one-goal deficit, before being pegged back late on by the Shrimps.

Midfielder: Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United)

Williams was amongst the goals as Scunthorpe recorded a battling 3-2 victory over relegated Crewe Alexandra.

Arriving at the right place at the right time, the 22-year-old Middlesbrough loanee scored twice as the Iron fought back for victory.

Forward: Jordan Rhodes (Middlesbrough)

With Middlesbrough trailing relegated Bolton Wanderers in Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship lunchtime kick-off, it needed something special to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Step forward record signing Rhodes, who showed his finishing prowess with two late goals to give Boro a 2-1 win at the Macron Stadium.

Forward: Joe Pigott (Luton Town)

Pigott netted his first goals since his February switch to Luton, helping his side to three points at promotion-chasing Oxford United.

The Charlton Athletic loanee scored either side of the break as the Hatters came away from the Kassam Stadium with a 3-2 triumph.

Forward: Tomer Hemed (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Hemed’s hat-trick inspired Brighton to a 5-0 victory over Fulham on Friday night.

His treble, added to by goals from Bruno and Anthony Knockaert, helped maintain the Seagulls’ push for the Sky Bet Championship title.

Manager: Adam Murray (Mansfield Town)

Murray guided his Mansfield side to a huge Nottinghamshire derby success against Notts County.

A brace from Matt Green plus goals from Adam Chapman, Reggie Lambe and Mitchell Rose led to a memorable 5-0 home win for the Stags.

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