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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

8 February 2016

Three days worth of fantastic Football League action gave us a selection headache for our latest Team of the Week.

However, with a little help from the fans on social media, we've picked out 11 players and a manager - well, two actually - to make this week's line-up...

Goalkeeper: Scott Shearer (Mansfield Town)

Mansfield climbed to fifth in the Sky Bet League 2 table, with Shearer's heroics helping them to three points against Morecambe.

@football_league scott shearer shearer shearer shearer two penalty saves!

— danny catling (@owzatdan) February 6, 2016
Leading 2-1, the Stags keeper saved Shaun Miller's penalty to preserve the lead, and lightning struck twice when the 34-year-old brilliantly denied Paul Mullen from the spot in the second half.

Defender: Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest)

Jokic impressed for Forest in their 1-0 win at Leeds United, which extended their unbeaten run to 13 Sky Bet Championship games.

The Slovenian full-back played his part in a fourth successive clean sheet and threatened going forward, having an involvement in Nelson Oliveira's winner.

Defender: Leon Legge (Cambridge United)

Cambridge battled the conditions to keep Dagenham & Redbridge at bay, securing a 1-0 win in Sky Bet League 2.

Legge and his defensive compatriots ably dealt with everything that came their way, and were rewarded when Luke Berry settled matters from the spot.

@football_league@SkyBetLeague2 It would have to be @leonlegge32 for @CambridgeUtdFC

— Chris Ellis (@chrisellis01) February 6, 2016
Defender: Adam Barrett (Southend United)

Barrett played his part at both ends of the pitch as Southend completed a double over Essex rivals Colchester United on Saturday afternoon.

The Shrimpers' stalwart excelled at the back before scoring a thumping late header to put the game beyond any doubt.

Defender: Mahlon Romeo (Millwall)

Twenty-year-old Romeo had a start to remember for Millwall, making his senior debut in a fantastic 3-0 win at Walsall.

To go along with his clean sheet, the full-back also grabbed his first goal for the Lions in Saturday's Result of the Day.

RESULT OF THE DAY: @MillwallFC bounced back from @JP_Trophy disappointment in style at in-form @WFCOfficial.

— The Football League (@football_league) February 6, 2016
Midfielder: Jamie Murphy (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Brighton kicked off The Football League weekend with a Friday night triumph against Brentford, with Jamie Murphy starring.

Can't beat a home win! Have a good weekend all! #bhafc 🔵⚪️

— Jamie Murphy (@Jamiemurphy89) January 23, 2016
The winger scored one and made one as the Seagulls recorded a 3-0 win – their first of the season by more than a one-goal margin.

Midfielder: Joey Barton (Burnley)

Burnley were the victors in a battle towards the top of the Sky Bet Championship, overcoming league leaders Hull City by one goal to nil.

Barton was instrumental in the success with another all-action display at the heart of the midfield, which enabled the Clarets to move within two points of their opponents.

Midfielder: Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra)

Crewe picked up a vital three points at home to Rochdale, and Inman kept up his recent goalscoring form with a fine effort in the 2-0 win.

@football_league bradden inman should be on that, awesome performance today 👊👊👊👏👏👏

— pamela champion (@pamela35lynsey) February 6, 2016
The 24-year-old's superb solo goal capped off  an excellent individual display, and helped the Railwaymen climb a place in their battle for Sky Bet League 1 survival.

Midfielder: Tom Naylor (Burton Albion)

At the opposite end of the Sky Bet League 1 table, Burton extended their lead at the top following a 3-1 triumph over Bradford City.

In addition to a fine all-round performance, Naylor helped himself to a goal as the Brewers moved four points clear at the summit.

Midfielder: Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient)

Kevin Nolan handed himself his first start since taking over as player-manager at Leyton Orient, but he was outshone by fellow midfielder McAnuff.

The winger was in fine form as the O's defeated Portsmouth, and he capped off his performance with a fantastic goal – so good that it was selected as Sky Bet League 2's Goal of the Weekend.

WATCH: A tough one to call, but @leytonorientfc's Jobi McAnuff scored our @SkyBetLeague2#GoalOfTheWeekend >>

— Sky Bet League 2 (@SkyBetLeague2) February 8, 2016
Forward: Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)

Speaking of Goals of the Weekend...

WATCH: One-touch build-up; cracking finish - @HOOP588 scored the @SkyBetChamp#GoalOfTheWeekend for @swfc >>

— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) February 8, 2016
The in-form Hooper fired a brace as Wednesday came from a goal down to defeat Birmingham City, moving them into the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off places.

Managers: Paul Heckingbottom and Tommy Wright (Barnsley)

It's been a crazy few days at Oakwell.

On Thursday, Barnsley reached the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final. A day later, manager Lee Johnson was in discussions about taking the Bristol City job, and on Saturday his appointment at the Robins was confirmed.

So full credit to this caretaker duo, who ensured the team were fully focussed on picking up a seventh straight Sky Bet League 1 victory, which they did on Sunday afternoon by defeating Barnsley 3-0.

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