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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

15 February 2016

A host of players can feel unfortunate to miss out on our latest Team of the Week, with this selection proving an almost-impossible task.

As always, thank you to the fans for your suggestions on social media - here's what we've come up with this week...

Goalkeeper: Ali Al-Habsi (Reading)

Reading had Al-Habsi to thank as they picked up a point in a goalless stalemate with high-flying Burnley at the Madejski Stadium.

@football_league Ali al habsi for saving a good pen and being all round solid

— Harry_RFC (@harry_rfc) February 13, 2016
The stopper frustrated the Clarets throughout the afternoon, especially Andre Gray as he expertly denied the striker from the penalty spot.

Defender: Rod McDonald (Northampton Town)

Northampton showed just why they're sitting pretty at the top of Sky Bet League 2 after a thumping 4-0 win at Leyton Orient.

McDonald was outstanding at the back against The Football League's top goalscorer Jay Simpson, and opened the scoring himself with a fantastic overhead kick. And that wasn't even the goal of the game...

Defender: Aden Flint (Bristol City)

Flint's exploits at both ends of the pitch were a major factor in Bristol City's success last year, and the centre-back was at it again in the Robins' 2-1 win over Ipswich Town.

The defender netted both goals and was solid in defence as Lee Johnson's reign at Ashton Gate got off to a perfect start.

Defender: Ben Davies (Portsmouth)

Portsmouth took on fellow Sky Bet League 2 promotion hopefuls Bristol Rovers at Fratton Park, and Davies was a key figure in the 3-1 triumph.

@football_league - @officialpompey Ben Davies @18bendavies Non-stop work rate, two assists #solid#pompey

— Lou Formby (@chimer1898) February 13, 2016
The 34-year-old was a constant attacking threat, setting up the first two goals with devastating crosses from the right-hand side.

Midfielder: Kyel Reid (Bradford City)

Reid and his Bradford team-mates were in fine form on Saturday afternoon,  thumping Peterborough United 4-0 in Sky Bet League 1.

It was Reid's delivery that enabled two-goal hero James Hanson to head the Bantams on their way, and the winger added a fine goal himself during the rout.

Midfielder: Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town)

A superb performance from Huddersfield brought Nottingham Forest's 13-game unbeaten run to an end, with teenager Billing starring in the 2-0 win at the City Ground.

What a win that was, great team performance 🙌🏽💪🏽 and happy to get my first senior goal ⚽️ fans were great once again 👏🏽 #UTT

— Philip A Billing (@BillingPhilip) February 13, 2016
The youngster impressed at the heart of the midfield, before capping off his display with a simply stunning long-range strike.

Midfielder: Michael Doughty (Swindon Town)

Doughty hit two goals for Swindon in a vital victory away at Sky Bet League 1 strugglers Colchester United.

The Robins had failed to score in their past three outings, but the QPR loanee's brace – along with two from striker Nicky Ajose – earned them a 4-1 success.

Midfielder: Joe Cole (Coventry City)

It's hard to pick out just one Coventry player after they ended a five-game winless run in style, hitting Bury for six in Sky Bet League 1.

RESULT OF THE DAY: @Coventry_City take the honours, ending their 5-game winless run by beating @buryfcofficial 6-0.

— The Football League (@football_league) February 13, 2016
But Cole showed his class at the Ricoh, laying on three goals in the 6-0 win.

Forward: Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon)

Taylor was instrumental when Wimbledon cruised to a 4-1 win over Luton Town in Sky Bet League 2.

The 25-year-old scored either side of the break for the Dons, who now have five wins in six and remain very much in the Play-Off hunt.

Forward: Byron Harrison (Stevenage)

Harrison returned to Stevenage on Thursday, joining on a month's loan from Chesterfield just over four years since leaving the Lamex Stadium.

And it was a second 'debut' to remember for the 28-year-old, who bagged twice to give caretaker Darren Sarll a second win in a week.

Forward: Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth boss Derek Adams recalled Ryan Brunt to the Pilgrims starting line-up for their crucial Sky Bet League 2 promotion clash with Mansfield Town.

Fantastic result for us today. Lads were on 🔥 Great support throughout the 90mins yet again!! ⚽️⚽️💚

— Ryan Brunt (@Bruntyy) February 13, 2016
The Scot's faith was repaid as Brunt fired home two goals in the 3-0 win - a result which further extended the gap between them and the Play-Off places.

Manager: Craig Hignett (Hartlepool United)

Hignett's management career got off to a great start as Hartlepool defeated fellow Sky Bet League 2 strugglers Yeovil Town.

Goals from Billy Paynter and Adam Jackson helped tPools to a 2-1 win, which saw them move three points ahead of the Glovers with three games in-hand.

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