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Football League Team of Midweek

14 January 2016

After a full Sky Bet Championship schedule and a handful of Sky Bet League 1 and 2 games, we've compiled 11 players and a manager to form a Football League Team of Midweek.

Goalkeeper: Dimi Konstantopoulos (Middlesbrough)

It’s now been more than two months since Middlesbrough conceded a Sky Bet Championship goal.

Dimi Konstantopoulos has been an integral part of that run, and he kept yet another clean sheet on Tuesday against Brentford, with Boro winning 1-0 despite not being at their best on the night.

Defender: Matthew Mills (Nottingham Forest)

Mills has been in fine form for Nottingham Forest this season, and he put in another strong display to earn them a point at home to Birmingham City.

The centre-back’s goal on the half-hour mark was his fifth of the campaign.

Defender: Rod McDonald (Northampton Town)

Northampton defeated Plymouth Argyle 2-1 on Tuesday evening to move level with their opponents at the top of Sky Bet League 2.

The Pilgrims threw everything at the Cobblers to try and find their way back into the match, but McDonald was a rock at the heart of a solid defence as he and his team-mates held firm.

Defender: Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough now have a five-point lead and a game in hand at the top of the Sky Bet Championship, thanks to Ayala’s winner against Brentford.

Boro edged a tight encounter at Griffin Park, to record their fifth consecutive League triumph.

Defender: Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United)

Broadfoot proved a popular choice of fans on social media, following his display in Rotherham's 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Scot put in an accomplished performance to help his side keep a clean sheet, something they’ve achieved on the last six occasions they’ve won.

Midfielder: Joey Barton (Burnley)

Barton set the tone for a dominant Clarets display over Milton Keynes Dons at stadiummk.

He netted his first in a Burnley shirt when hounding an opposition defender to dispossess and score, as Burnley went on to hit five past the struggling Dons.

Midfielder: Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town)

Fraser was instrumental as Ipswich battled from behind to beat Leeds United 2-1 at Elland Road.

The 21-year-old set up both of the Tractor Boys’ goals, putting in a Man of the Match performance in the process.

Midfielder: Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town)

The Football League’s Team of Midweek wouldn’t be complete without some Huddersfield Town inclusion.

And it’s Hogg who received high praise from fans on social media, after his all-round display in their 5-0 thrashing of Charlton.

Forward: Matthew Done (Sheffield United)

Done was pivotal as Sheffield United clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit to steal a point at the DW Stadium.

With Wigan cruising, Done notched his first after 68 minutes to spark a revival, before netting the crucial equaliser at the death.

Billy Sharp is worthy of a mention too, having assisted both of Done’s goals and scored one himself.

Forward: Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

It was a dream home debut for Zyro, who scored twice inside 13 first-half minutes to mark a grand introduction to the Molineux crowd.

He took both goals with great composure, as Wolves marched to their fourth consecutive Sky Bet Championship triumph.

Forward: Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday)

The 27-year-old netted twice in Wednesday’s 3-2 win, as the Owls put away a resilient Bolton Wanderers side.

Hooper put them ahead seven minutes into the second half, before scoring the all-important winner 13 minutes from time.

Manager: Sean Dyche (Burnley)

After drawing a blank in a goalless stalemate with Ipswich Town in their first game of 2016, Burnley romped to a 5-0 victory over Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

Dyche has used his attacking artillery wisely of late, with the Clarets’ last three wins having ended in 4-0, 4-0 and 5-0 scorelines.

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