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Sky Bet EFL: Deadline Day XI

1 September 2016

The latest Transfer Deadline Day has passed, but who makes our Team of Deadline Day?

After recapping what was an action-packed 24 hours, we've picked out a squad of stand-out signings...
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Goalkeeper: Dean Lyness (Burton Albion > Blackpool)

Stopper Lyness spent some of last season on loan with the Tangerines, and made his move permanent early on Deadline Day after being released by Burton.

Defender: Marnick Vermijl (Sheffield Wednesday > Preston North End)

Another player who spent time last season on loan with his new club, Vermijl made more than 30 appearances for North End last time around. The former Manchester United player was pleased to link up with the squad on a permanent basis.
He told the club's official website: “I’m really happy that I’m back here, so let’s start playing!”

Defender: Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic > Blackburn Rovers)

Mulgrew links up with compatriot manager Owen Coyle to replace the void left by Grant Hanley at Ewood Park. The Scot has also featured at left-back and in midfield - his versatility should prove a useful asset to Rovers.

The 24-time Scotland international will add some needed experience to the Blackburn back-line.

Now on Rovers PlayerHD: Charlie relishing the new challenge at Rovers

— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) August 31, 2016
Defender: Richard Stearman (Fulham > Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Richard Stearman returns to Wolves for his second stint at the club, on loan from Fulham. In his previous spell, Stearman made more than 200 appearances for the West Midlands club. He won the Sky Bet Championship title in the 2008/09 season and was voted into the league’s Team of the Year.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out at Molineux and hearing that roar from the South Bank," he told after completing the move.

Defender: Rico Henry (Walsall > Brentford)

Dean Smith is a manager that knows all about Rico Henry, and he brought the talented full-back to Griffin Park on Deadline Day.

Henry enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough season last year whilst with Walsall - where he was managed by Smith - winning the EFL Young Player of the Month in September 2015, as well as being shortlisted for the EFL Young Player of the Year, and included in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Year. He also received international recognition...

Congratulations to Rico Henry, our September Young Player of the Month, on his @england U19 call-up!

— EFL (@EFL) November 10, 2015

Midfielder: Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United > Bolton Wanderers)

Ameobi joins the early Sky Bet League One leaders on loan from Sky Bet Championship Newcastle United, after spending last season with Cardiff City. Ameobi follows in the footsteps of older brother Shola by joining the Trotters.

Midfielder: George Moncur (Barnsley > Peterborough United)

Moncur links up with the Posh after recently completing his move from Colchester to Barnsley.

The midfielder appeared more than 80 times for the U's before securing a switch to the Tykes, but they have chosen to ship him out on loan and Sky Bet League One will again be treated to his talents.

Delighted to have signed on loan for @theposhofficial can't wait to play in the blue and white and help the team!

— George Moncur (@georgemonkz8) August 31, 2016

Midfielder: Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth > Leeds United)

A Sky Bet Championship winner with Bournemouth in 2015, O’Kane is the latest in a long line of Irishmen to step out at Elland Road.

Garry Monk has already bolstered his midfield department this summer, but an addition with the experience of O’Kane should help the Yorkshire club pull away from the lower end of the Sky Bet Championship.

Midfielder: Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough > Aston Villa)

Adomah links up with Aston Villa after a successful term last time around with Middlesbrough, earning promotion to the top flight.

Adomah was a fan favourite at the Riverside and even started their opening game of this season against Stoke City, but becomes Villa's seventh summer signing, joining the likes of Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia.

Rudy Gestede was quick to welcome his new team-mates to the club.

A huge welcome to both Jonathan Kodjia & Albert Adomah! Happy to see them join us in our efforts to get us back to where we belong 💪🏽⚽️ #UTV

— Rudy Gestede (@RudyGestede) August 31, 2016

Forward: Rickie Lambert (West Bromwich Albion > Cardiff City)

One of the last signings of the window. Rickie Lambert, a part of England’s World Cup 2014 squad, sealed a switch from Cardiff to West Brom.

An established EFL striker, he was at his most prolific when he helped Southampton climb back to the top flight, scoring 106 goals in 207 appearances in the league.

The 34-year old then had disappointing spells with Liverpool and the Baggies but will set his sights on rediscovering his goalscoring touch with the Bluebirds.

Forward: Chris Martin (Derby County > Fulham)

A shrewd piece of late business from Fulham saw them sign striker Martin, who scored 52 goals for the Rams in 121 appearances.

A proven Sky Bet Championship goalscorer, he had his medical whilst away on international duty with Scotland, and has the responsibility of replacing the departed Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele for Fulham, who remain unbeaten this season.

CONFIRMED: Striker Chris Martin has joined us on a season-long loan deal from Derby County >

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 31, 2016

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