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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

28 November 2016

The EFL Team of the Week is here... now in association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team!

The latest matchday saw a plethora of fine performances, but we've narrowed them down to a select 11 and a manager...

Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge (Walsall) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Etheridge produced save upon save to thwart Southend United and help Walsall to a point at the Banks's Stadium.

Nile Ranger, Anthony Wordsworth and Stephen McLaughlin were among those denied by the Saddlers' stopper.

Defender: Tom Smith (Swindon Town)

The in-form Bradford City often look to Mark Marshall to provide their attacking threat, but the winger was kept quiet by an unlikely source against Swindon.

Teenage midfielder Tom Smith was forced to fill in as left-back in the second half, and the Robins youngster excelled as his side earned a 1-0 win.

READ 📰 | @TomBeauSmith4 hails the collective effort against @officialbantams and talks playing LB ⤵️

👉 🔴⚪️

— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) November 27, 2016

Defender: Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers)

Mulgrew netted his first Blackburn goal and helped them to a clean sheet, and on what a stage to do it.

Newcastle United were on a eight-game winning run, but couldn't find a way through, and the Scottish international struck in the second half to secure three points for Rovers.

Defender: Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Birmingham were made to work hard for their win at Brentford, but Shotton was a key figure at both ends as the Blues maintained fourth spot in the division.

The defender was in the right place at the right time to deny Lasse Vibe's goal-bound effort, and he popped up at the other end to score what proved to be the winner in the 2-1 success.

🎥 @RyanShotton88 admitted that he had a feeling in the warm-up that he would score.

— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) November 26, 2016

Defender: Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Like Shotton, Wagstaff played a vital part in Gillingham's 3-0 win over Rochdale, making a goal-line block to deny Matty Lund and preserve the advantage.

The versatile 26-year-old also provided an attacking outlet down the right-hand side throughout the 90 minutes.

Midfielder: Luke Gambin (Barnet) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Barnet came from a goal down to beat Notts County 3-2, and Gambin was the man who put the game beyond the Magpies.

The Maltese winger's low drive put the Bees ahead for the first time, and he lashed his second into the top corner to seal the points.

Midfielder: Ed Upson (Milton Keynes Dons) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Upson scored twice as MK Dons edged past Coventry City in a battle towards the lower reaches of Sky Bet League One.

The midfielder nodded home the game's opening goal, and was quickest to react after some penalty area pinball to clinch a 2-1 away win.

Midfielder: Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

A Friday night hat-trick for Lansbury, as Nottingham Forest romped to victory at Barnsley.

The midfielder opened the scoring and headed home just before half-time in a lively first 45 minutes, and the skipper made it 5-2 from the spot to claim his first career treble.

Midfielder: Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Another man at the double was Chesterfield's Jay O'Shea, whose goals helped the Spireites to a second successive win.

His set-piece delivery led to Ian Evatt's equaliser, before a header and a sumptuous free-kick put the game beyond Bristol Rovers.

Forward: Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Kashket was at the double for Wycombe, helping them to a 2-0 win over Hartlepool and moving them into Sky Bet League Two's top six.

The 20-year-old struck a goal in each half, and it's now four straight wins for the Chairboys.

Forward: Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Wyke capped a fantastic week with a hat-trick as Carlisle United overcame Mansfield Town 5-2 at Brunton Park.

The striker's goals made it six in eight days, and the victory saw the Cumbrians hit the Sky Bet League Two summit.

🎩 Hat-trick hero.

🔥 Six goals in a week.

🔝 Send your club top of @SkyBetLeagueTwo.

🌟 Charlie Wyke.

— EFL (@EFL) November 26, 2016

Manager: John McGreal (Colchester United)

Another man to enjoy this week is McGreal, who watched on as Colchester backed up a 3-0 midweek win with another resounding success.

Crewe fell victim to the rampaging U's, who cruised to a 4-0 victory courtesy of Kurtis Guthrie, Owen Garvan, Drey Wright and Brennan Dickenson.

FT | Four days, seven goals, six points, two clean sheets. That's the way to do it! #ColU

— Colchester United FC (@ColU_Official) November 26, 2016

The #EFL Team of the Week - in association with @EASPORTSFIFA ⚽️ #FUT


— EFL (@EFL) November 28, 2016

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