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Sky Bet League 2 Team of the Season - 2015/16

30 May 2016

After another thrilling Sky Bet League 2 season, we’ve picked out 11 top-performing players, plus a manager, to form our Team of the Season.

Goalkeeper: Adam Smith (Northampton Town)

Smith was an unknown entity prior to his arrival at Northampton last summer, but an outstanding season saw him included in the Football Manager Team of the Season at the Football League Awards.

Defender: Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers)

Bristol Rovers made it back-to-back promotions and Lockyer was once again a key man in defence, playing 45 times and collecting December's Football League Young Player of the Month.

Defender: Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle)

Nelson played an influential role for Plymouth Argyle, guiding them to fifth. The club captain made 46 appearances and was also named in the PFA League 2 Team of the Year.

Defender: Adam Webster (Portsmouth)

Webster shone at the heart of one of the division’s strongest defences, with Portsmouth conceding just 44 goals from their 46 games. The 21-year-old impressed the opposition too, being voted into Sky Bet League 2’s top 15 players by club managers.

Midfielder: John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town)

After starting the season on the transfer list, O'Toole became a shining light in Northampton's run to the title. He scored an impressive 12 goals and became a cult hero at Sixfields in the process.

Midfielder: Kemar Roofe (Oxford United)

In his first full season at Oxford United, 23-year-old Roofe scored an eye-catching 18 league goals to help the U's to promotion, and his efforts earned him the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Year award.

Midfielder: Liam Sercombe (Oxford United)

It was a productive campaign for Sercombe, who contributed heavily to Oxford's promotion with 14 league goals, alongside some key performances in the cup competitions as the U's competed excellently on all fronts. 

Midfielder: Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley)

One of the surprise packages of 2015/16, Crooks was a vital cog in the Accrington Stanley midfield as they battled for promotion. His fine form saw him earn a move to Scottish giants Rangers for 2016/17.

Midfielder: Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town)

Holmes missed a large part of the season through injury, but the talented winger was central to the Cobblers' assault on the title with a series of dominant displays and match-winning moments.

Forward: Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers)

Bristol Rovers forward Taylor hit the back of the net an impressive 27 times to spearhead the Gas' promotion to Sky Bet League 1, in what was their first season back in The Football League since 2013/14.

Forward: Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley)

Front man Kee was crucial to Stanley's excellent season, and was involved in 31 league goals – scoring 17 and assisting 14 prior to the play-offs.

Manager: Chris Wilder (Northampton Town)

It was a season to remember for everyone connected to Northampton Town and Wilder was the man at the helm. The Cobblers amassed 99 points on their way to the Sky Bet League 2 title - 13 more than second-placed Oxford United - and broke several club records en route.

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