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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

10 April 2017

It's time once again for the EFL Team of the Week, in association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.

We’ve picked out 11 players and a manager from the weekend’s fixtures to make up our latest selection, and here it is…

Goalkeeper: Stuart Moore (Luton Town)

After Arsenal recalled Matt Macey due to a goalkeeping crisis at the Emirates, Moore took his place in the starting line-up for Play-Off chasing Luton at Barnet.

The goalkeeper showed his worth, denying the prolific John Akinde in two one-on-one situations, before clawing away a Mauro Vilhete header in the 1-0 win.

Defender: Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Named the EFL Player of the Day for his performance on Saturday afternoon, Hughes scored his first brace in professional football in Accrington’s win over Crewe Alexandra.

After a slow start defensively, falling 2-0 behind, the centre-back inspired the comeback victory which extended Stanley’s unbeaten run to 13 matches.

Defender: David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

A goal, a clean sheet, and a vital three points — it was a good afternoon for Mirfin as Scunthorpe took another step to securing their place in the Sky Bet League One Play-Offs.

Heading home a Josh Morris free-kick early on, the centre-back went on to produce an accomplished display to help keep high-flying Bolton Wanderers at bay.

Defender: Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Oldham took another step to Sky Bet League One safety, inflicting a first away defeat on Fleetwood Town since November.

McLaughlin was one of the key figures in the 2-0 win, setting up the first goal, and helping the Latics to a 16th clean sheet of the campaign.

Midfielder: Tariqe Fosu (Colchester United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Fosu claimed the Man of the Match honours as Colchester brushed aside in-form Stevenage by four goals to nil.

The lively winger was a constant threat, and played a key part in two of the goals in a sensational first-half blitz.

Midfielder: Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

It may have been a late kick-off between Exeter City and Newport on Saturday, but Owen-Evans’ decisive goal was worth the wait.

The 20-year-old struck a superb winner to move the Exiles within three points of safety, and delivered a display beyond his tender years in the 1-0 success.

Midfielder: Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Sorry Norwich, but we’re only picking one player despite everyone making a case for selection during the 7-1 rout of Reading!

We’ve opted for Pritchard, who excelled in the middle, and capped off his performance with two superb strikes in a memorable Carrow Road display.

Midfielder: Gabriel Obertan (Wigan Athletic) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Obertan scored one goal and made another as Wigan earned a priceless three points at home to Rotherham United, coming from behind twice to win 3-2.

The French winger grabbed his first goal for the club, and teed up Alex Gilbey for the second equaliser, to keep the Latics in the hunt for Sky Bet Championship survival.

Forward: Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Leeds returned to winning ways with an emphatic 3-0 win over Preston North End, and the recalled Roofe made a telling contribution.

There was an element of good fortune involved in his opening goal, but there was nothing lucky about the precise through-ball that set Pablo Hernandez up for the second.

No better feeling than scoring at home🙌 Fans were brilliant as always! #LUFC#MOT

— Kemar Roofe (@roofe39) April 8, 2017

 Forward: Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Abraham reached the 20-goal milestone, scoring from the penalty spot in Bristol City’s 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The on-loan striker netted his 21st later in the day, extending the gap between the Robins and the relegation zone to four points.

Forward: Sam Jones (Grimsby Town)

Two goals for Jones helped Grimsby to an impressive 3-1 success away at Play-Off hopefuls Blackpool, taking his tally to six in his last eight outings.

His first was a somewhat scrappy effort, but he displayed pace, strength and composure to coolly slot home the Mariners’ third goal.

Manager: Mark Warburton (Nottingham Forest)

Warburton is off the mark as Nottingham Forest manager, after guiding his team to a fantastic performance and a fantastic win against promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town.

A 2-0 scoreline could have been even more, as his players produced at the perfect moment, pulling five points clear of the Sky Bet Championship bottom three.

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