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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

21 November 2016

There were a whole host of impressive displays during a full weekend schedule in the EFL.

As ever, we've selected 11 players and a manager to make up our latest Team of the Week. And here it is...

Goalkeeper: Jamie Jones (Stevenage)

Stevenage recorded a third straight away win, and Jones more than played his part in the 1-0 triumph at Accrington Stanley.

In difficult conditions, the goalkeeper produced a number of saves to deny the hosts, including a fine late one-on-one stop from John O'Sullivan.

@jamie1jones what a man you are ❤️

— Fraser Franks (@Fraserfranks) November 19, 2016

Defender: Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic)

Life after Russell Slade began with victory for Charlton, who eased to a 2-0 win over Port Vale at The Valley.

Full-back Fox was instrumental for the Addicks, laying on both goals for strikers Josh Magennis and Nicky Ajose.

Defender: Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest)

It's been a long time coming, but Forest finally kept a clean sheet in their 2-0 success at Ipswich Town.

Making just his third appearance for the club, Worrall excelled at the back alongside his defensive colleagues, dealing with everything the hosts could throw at them.

A special mention to Britt Assombalonga, who netted both goals in the win, but couldn't quite force his way into our selection.

Defender: Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United)

Wiseman helped Scunthorpe to a clean sheet against Oldham Athletic, and grabbed a late winner to keep the Iron six points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One.

A spirited defensive effort kept the Latics at bay in the first half, and the full-back sent a sweetly-struck effort in off the post to secure victory.

📺 Relive Scott Wiseman's late winner from the 1-0 home victory over Oldham Athletic.

— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) November 20, 2016

Midfielder: Tom Ince (Derby County)

Ince was instrumental for Derby against Rotherham United, scoring twice in their third successive victory.

The first was a rebound after he saw an early penalty saved, and he added his second just after the hour. The midfielder could have took home the matchball, but he was denied from the spot again by Lee Camp.

Midfielder: Chris Clements (Mansfield Town)

Clements was at the double for Mansfield, who made a winning start to the Steve Evans era.

The stand-in captain netted twice in a 10-minute second-half spell as the Stags overcame Crawley Town 3-1.

Star of the Day:

No better way to impress your new manager than netting two in your first game under him.

Chris Clements ⭐️👏

— EFL (@EFL) November 19, 2016

Midfielder: George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon)

AFC Wimbledon hit five past Bury for the second time in a matter of days, following up their FA Cup triumph with a resounding Sky Bet League One success.

A number of players staked their claim for selection, but Francomb gets the nod for his two-goal haul.

Midfielder: Will Atkinson (Southend United)

Atkinson returned to haunt former club Bradford City, scoring twice as Southend inflicted a 3-0 defeat on the high-flying Bantams.

The midfielder coolly slotted home to put the Shrimpers on their way, and he doubled his tally in the second half with a well-struck effort.

Forward: Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town)

The EFL's Result of the Day was inspired by Bogle, who bagged a brace for Grimsby Town in a 3-0 win at Sky Bet League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle.

The front man headed the Mariners' second just after the hour, and slid in his 13th goal of the campaign to round off an emphatic triumph.

Forward: Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)

Newcastle extended their winning Sky Bet Championship run to eight games with a straightforward 2-0 victory at Leeds United.

After missing the last three games, Gayle returned to the side and reminded the Magpies of his poaching instincts, netting a goal in each half and earning the Man of the Match award.

Man of the match, @NUFC's Dwight Gayle
28 touches
2 key passes
3 shots, all on target
12th & 13th goals in @SkyBetChamp this season

— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 20, 2016

Forward: Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United)

A 97th-minute winner from Wyke capped a dramatic victory as Carlisle bounced back from a first loss of the season last time out.

The striker scored an early equaliser for the Cumbrians, who fell behind twice, and then fired home at the death to send the Brunton Park faithful into raptures.

Manager: Marcus Bignot (Grimsby Town)

There were plenty of managers in the running for the Manager of the Week honour, including Ian Holloway and Steve Evans who made winning starts at their new clubs.

But Bignot gets the nod, claiming his first three points as an EFL manager in some style. Away at the division's runaway leaders, who were 14 undefeated, and coming away with a 3-0 win – not a bad day at the office.


Away from home away the @SkyBetLeagueTwo leaders, who are unbeaten in 14.

Not a problem for @officialgtfc.

— EFL (@EFL) November 19, 2016

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