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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

12 September 2016

After an international break, all 24 Sky Bet Championship teams returned to the fray in another drama-filled EFL weekend.

They just added to the selection headache we so often have but, with some help from our followers on social media, we've managed to whittle it down to just 11 players and a manager. So, here goes...

Goalkeeper: Mark Howard (Bolton Wanderers)

Bolton remain undefeated and top of Sky Bet League One despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Milton Keynes Dons.

The Trotters have their goalkeeper to thank for preserving that unbeaten run, making a superb second-half penalty save from Kieran Agard to keep the score level.

Defender: Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town)

Huddersfield picked up another Yorkshire derby win after getting one over on rivals Leeds United at Elland Road.

The hosts were thwarted by Schindler and a stubborn Terriers' backline, and the Sky Bet Championship pacesetters took all three points thanks to Aaron Mooy's goal.

Defender: Tom Anderson (Chesterfield)

A hard-fought battle in Sky Bet League One saw the spoils shared between Oldham and Chesterfield, with neither side able to break the deadlock at Boundary Park.

On-loan Anderson contributed to an impressive Spireites rearguard action – particularly in the second half – to frustrate the hosts and take a point back to Derbyshire.

Defender: Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City)

Birmingham leaped up the Sky Bet Championship to fourth spot following victory at Craven Cottage.

Fulham were unbeaten going into the game, but they couldn't find a way past the solid Shotton and his defensive team-mates as the Blues triumphed 1-0.

Midfielder: Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United)

August's Player of the Month continues to impress, securing selection again after starring in Scunthorpe's 4-0 success over Southend United.

A number of Iron players staked their claim, but Morris makes the XI after scoring one goal and creating another in the win.

Midfielder: James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers)

The script was written for Coppinger, who couldn't have asked for a better afternoon on what was his 500th appearance for Doncaster.

🌟 STAR OF THE DAY: It's a @drfc_official clean sweep! 🌟

Appearance 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ marked with a goal - @Coppinger26! 👏👏👏

— EFL (@EFL) September 10, 2016
Rovers romped to a 5-1 win at Morecambe, and the club legend capped off the result with the fifth and final goal.

Midfielder: Josh Scowen (Barnsley)

Adam Armstrong may be making the headlines after netting the Sky Bet Championship goal of the weekend, but Scowen was also in fine fettle during Barnsley's 2-1 win at Preston North End.

WATCH: This is pure quality…

The @SkyBetChamp#GoalOfTheWeekend from @bfc_official's @AdamArma9


— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) September 12, 2016
The 23-year-old produced a Man of the Match display in the centre of the park to keep the Tykes among the early-season leaders.

Midfielder: Danny Mayor (Bury)

Mayor was the hero for Bury as they secured a last-gasp victory over Shrewsbury in Sky Bet League One.

The winger's first was an absolute stunner, before starting and finishing a neat move to seal a 2-1 win in stoppage time.

Forward: Scott Hogan (Brentford)

Our three strikers all helped themselves to braces this weekend, with Hogan grabbing his two goals in an impressive win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Bees hotshot raced clear and finished emphatically to give his side a first-half lead, an advantage doubled when he fired high into the net from a tight angle with 20 minutes to go.

Forward: Chris Porter (Colchester United)

Colchester were involved in an entertaining encounter at home to Blackpool, one of the sides who came down with them from Sky Bet League One.

The U's ran out 3-2 winners in Essex, with Porter's two second-half goals sealing the points.

Forward: Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town)

A trip to the Sky Bet League Two leaders? No problem for Grimsby and top scorer Bogle.

The 24-year-old gave the Mariners a first-half lead, and his seventh goal of the season late on ensured a 2-1 victory for Paul Hurst's men.

Manager: Michael Appleton (Oxford United)

Appleton guided Oxford to a sixth successive derby day victory, watching on as his team defeated rivals Swindon Town 2-0 at the Kassam Stadium.

Chris Maguire deserves a special mention for his brace, but all those in yellow impressed as the U's claimed local bragging rights once again.

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