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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

22 February 2016

Two hat-trick heroes, a new club record and one of the best headers you'll see – it's Team of the Week time!

As always, with help from fans on social media, we've picked out 11 of the best performers and a manager to make our latest selection. And here it is...

Goalkeeper: Jordan Archer (Millwall)

Millwall's good form continued as they climbed to fifth in Sky Bet League 1, with Jordan Archer's clean sheet contributing to a 3-0 win over Peterborough United.

Posh are known for being prolific scorers, but Archer's best save of the match came as a result of a wild back-pass from Mark Beevers – this is a must-see!

Massive 3 points! Boys were brilliant! Me & @Beeves16 had been practising that all week in training 😉😂 #keepcalm

— Jordan Archer (@Jordan_Archer) February 20, 2016
Defender: Chris Basham (Sheffield United)

Basham was a rock at the heart of the Sheffield United defence as they overcame Port Vale at Bramall Lane.

@football_league Chris Basham at CB, he was outstanding today

— Luke Shepherd (@Luke_Shepherd02) February 20, 2016
The Valiants threw everything at the Blades but Basham and his team-mates held firm, and they got their reward when Billy Sharp grabbed the only goal of the game.

Defender: Shaun Brisley (Leyton Orient)

Brisley starred at both ends as Leyton Orient picked up a 1-0 win at Notts County to put them back on the fringe of the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off places.

The on-loan defender helped to keep the Magpies at bay throughout, and then popped up at the other end to grab the second-half winner.

Defender: Zak Vyner (Bristol City)

Vyner, aged just 18, made his Football League debut for the Robins, and contributed to a clean sheet in the 2-0 success over Milton Keynes Dons.

Absolutely unreal day, huge 3 points for the lads 👊🏽 amazing feeling making my debut!! 🔴🔴

— Zak Vyner (@ZakVyner1) February 20, 2016
It's now three wins in a row and four unbeaten for Bristol City – the latest win taking them above their opponents and eight points clear of the Sky Bet Championship drop zone.

Midfielder: Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic)

Morsy pulled all the strings as Wigan recorded a 2-1 win at fellow promotion hopefuls Walsall – a result which saw the Latics climb to second in Sky Bet League 1.

@football_league Sam Morsy, ran the show in Latics important win over Walsall to go 2nd

— Jay (@JWhittle18) February 20, 2016
The 24-year-old shone at the Bank's Stadium, showing just why Gary Caldwell moved to bring the all-action midfielder to the club during the transfer window.

Midfielder: Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City)

Whittingham was instrumental for Cardiff on Saturday lunchtime, netting twice in an emphatic win over in-form Brighton & Hove Albion.

Along with helping his team pick up the points, the two goals elevated the Bluebirds stalwart to seventh in Cardiff's all-time leading scorers' chart.

Midfielder: Andrew Tutte (Bury)

A blistering second-half performance from Bury saw them come back from behind to beat Colchester United 5-2.

The Shakers trailed 2-1 after 50 minutes, but scored four in the 13 that followed with Tutte netting three times in that period.

Midfielder: Matt Palmer (Oldham Athletic)

Palmer earned the Man of the Match award as Oldham came back from behind to defeat Sky Bet League 1 high-flyers Gillingham in The Football League's Result of the Day.

Class result today, fully deserved the 3 points! Happy to pick up man of the match, onto Tuesday now #oafc

— Matt Palmer (@mattpalmer_23) February 20, 2016
The on-loan Burton man put on an impressive display and set up Timothee Dieng's equaliser in the Latics' 2-1 win, earning them three vital points in their bid to avoid the drop.

Winger: Adam Reach (Preston North End)

Preston ended Sheffield Wednesday's seven-match unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory at Deepdale, which in turn means it's now just one defeat in nine for the Lilywhites.

@football_league Adam Reach for North End, played an absolute blinder

— Ellie Hamilton (@ElliHamilton) February 20, 2016
Joe Garner grabbed the game's decisive goal but Reach, on loan from Middlesbrough, tormented the Owls defenders all afternoon.

Forward: Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town)

Another hat-trick hero from Sky Bet League 1 was Ajose, whose treble secured Swindon a 3-2 win over Blackpool.

His first two goals of the afternoon would have been easier to miss, but the poacher was in the right place at the right time, and showed skill and composure to fire home the match-winner.

Winger: Tom Cairney (Fulham)

One week after disposing of west London rivals QPR, Fulham picked up another derby day victory, this time at home to struggling Charlton Athletic.

Cairney netted the first and third of the afternoon, either side of a Michael Madl header, to hand more bragging rights to the Cottagers.

Manager: Chris Wilder (Northampton Town)

A great eight days for Northampton culminated in a 1-0 success over Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, a result which saw them set a new club record of nine consecutive league victories.

Chris Wilder praises special group of players after record-breaking win for @ntfc >>

— The Football League (@football_league) February 22, 2016
January signing Danny Rose scored his first goal for the club to seal the win which sent the Cobblers 10 points clear at the top of Sky Bet League 2.

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