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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

26 September 2016

Goals, goals, goals. Over a century of strikes lit up another enthralling weekend of EFL action.

Eight players from this week's selection contributed directly to that 104-goal tally, but every single one of these players – and the manager – played their part in a memorable Matchday 9.

Here's our Team of the Week...

Goalkeeper: Stuart Nelson (Gillingham)

He may have been beaten once by Coventry City, but Nelson was not going to let the visitors through again as Gillingham came from behind to defeat the Sky Blues.

Marvin Sordell and Vladimir Gadzhev were among those to test the Gills stopper, but he was equal to the task in the 2-1 triumph.

Defender: Paul McShane (Reading)

After having a man sent off in their two previous fixtures, Jaap Stam was no doubt delighted to see Reading keep 11 players on the pitch against then table-toppers Huddersfield Town.

And the Dutchman will have been even happier with the display of skipper McShane, who was in imperious form at the back, laying the foundations for a 1-0 win.

Defender: Luke Croll (Exeter City)

Croll saw his central defensive partner, Jordan Moore-Taylor, dismissed early on in the game, but that proved no problem for the Crystal Palace loanee and his fellow Grecians.

The 21-year-old starred at the back giving Stevenage no way through, and Exeter took home maximum points thanks to quickfire goals from Lee Holmes and Ollie Watkins.

Defender: Aden Flint (Bristol City)

Bristol City had players queuing up for a place in our Team of the Week, and had players queuing up to score in their weekend win at Fulham.

Praise aplenty for the Robins, but Flint gets the nod for keeping the Cottagers at bay and rounding off the 4-0 rout with the game's final goal.

Midfielder: Ryan Colclough (Milton Keynes Dons)

The star performer of the weekend, Colclough helped himself to a hat-trick as MK Dons blew away Fleetwood Town at Highbury.

The winger, on loan from Wigan Athletic, also played a part in winning the penalty for the Dons' other goal in the 4-1 away success.

Midfielder: Gary Roberts (Portsmouth)

Roberts delivered another masterclass as Portsmouth overturned a one-goal deficit to power past Barnet at Fratton Park.

The 32-year-old scored one, made two, and could even afford a penalty miss in the 5-1 victory. And if you haven't seen his goal yet...

Midfielder: Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday)

Lee made his 150th Wednesday appearance one to remember with a two-goal salvo against Nottingham Forest.

The 28-year-old netted the equaliser and then sent the Hillsborough faithful into raptures with a stoppage-time winner – the second in successive home outings.

Midfielder: Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town)

Another comeback victory, this time for Luton who leapfrogged Doncaster Rovers in the Sky Bet League Two table.

McGeehan was on hand to poach an equaliser after the Hatters had trailed, before rounding off the 3-1 victory late on from the penalty spot.

Midfielder: Joao Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Teixeira notched his first goals in English football as Wolves eased past Brentford at Molineux.

The winger, on loan from Benfica, scored twice to take the sting out of the Bees in a 3-1 success.

Forward: Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion)

The two-goal pattern continues, with Murray bagging a brace for Brighton against Barnsley.

A clinical Seagulls break was finished off by the striker early on, and the 33-year-old headed a second early in the second half to give Chris Hughton's men a third straight Sky Bet Championship win.

Forward: Rickie Lambert (Cardiff City)

Not the youngest strike force you'll see, with Lambert completing this week's line-up at the age of 34.

But all that experience proved invaluable as the Cardiff front man led the fightback at Rotherham United, scoring two late goals to hand the Bluebirds all three points.

Manager: Keith Hill (Rochdale)

Millwall hadn't lost at the Den since February, but that impressive record didn't faze Hill and his Rochdale side, despite languishing in 23rd and trailing 2-1 after 18 minutes.

Dale showed their spirit and fought back, with Ian Henderson's last-minute penalty clinching maximum points in the capital.

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