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Team of the Week: 27th-29th October

30 October 2017

Here's the latest EFL Team of the Week, following another entertaining weekend of action…

Goalkeeper: Colin Doyle (Bradford City)

Bradford City demonstrated a resolute defensive display, keeping a clean sheet while also finding the net in a 1-0 away win over Portsmouth.

In between the sticks for the Bantams was Doyle, who made a number of key saves throughout the 90 minutes to keep Pompey at bay throughout.

Defender: Matty Taylor (Swindon Town)

Also keeping it tight at the back were Swindon Town and, as well as an impressive shutout, the Robins struck three times at Port Vale.

Taylor played a crucial part in that victory, as he not only weighed in with a goal but laid on an assist too from the full-back position.

Defender: Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers)

A point for Wolverhampton Wanderers at Queens Park Rangers would have sent them back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship, but the Hoops had other ideas — emerging 2-1 winners at Loftus Road.

Lynch kept a potent Wolves attack at bay throughout, whilst having a hand in Matt Smith’s late winner when he crossed for the striker to head home.

Defender: John White (Southend United)

Phil Brown singled out White for praise after his Southend United got the better of Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium.

The 31-year-old was part of a back four which prevented the Saddlers from finding the back of the net, which subsequently meant Simon Cox’s strike proved to be the winner.

Midfielder: Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United)

In a dramatic game at Boundary Park, Scunthorpe United shrugged off the frustration of being pegged back by Oldham Athletic, to run out eventual 3-2 victors and end Richie Wellens’ unbeaten start.

Morris netted his sixth goal in all competitions so far this season, and additionally set up Duane Holmes for the all-important goal, seven minutes from time.

Midfielder: Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest)

On-loan Everton midfielder Dowell’s inclusion needs little introduction after the 20-year-old scored all three of Nottingham Forest’s goals in their 3-2 win at Hull City.

The win is Forest’s third in four matches, and it’s a result which sees them move to within two points of the play-off places.

Midfielder: Jorge Grant (Notts County)

Notts County returned to the summit of the Sky Bet League Two table on Saturday, with a comfortable 3-0 home success over Newport County.

Grant was the star of the show at Meadow Lane, contributing two goals either side of an assist for Shola Ameobi.

Midfielder: Mark Duffy (Sheffield United)

There was change at the top of the Sky Bet Championship too, courtesy of Sheffield United’s 2-1 triumph at Leeds United on Friday night.

Both the Blades’ strikes were teed up by Duffy, who turned in a terrific display to help his side to victory.

Forward: Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town)

At the double was Yeovil Town’s Surridge, who scored his third and fourth goals of the campaign in a 3-0 win over Stevenage.

He scored two fine first-time finishes, either side of playing a part in the Glovers’ second goal on a comfortable afternoon at Huish Park.

Forward: Mikael Mandron (Colchester United)

Another two-goal hero was Mandron, who got a brace of his own in Colchester United’s 3-1 home win against Crewe Alexandra.

The U’s came from behind to take all three points, with the French forward finding the net either side of the half-time interval.

Forward: Josh Parker (Gillingham)

Gillingham ended Rotherham United’s five-game winning run at home with a 3-1 success at the New York Stadium.

Parker chipped in with two strikes for the Gills, opening the scoring, before wrapping things up four minutes from time.

Manager: Mark Robins (Coventry City)

Robins watched his Coventry City players come away with a 3-0 victory against Luton Town, who began the day at the top of the Sky Bet League Two standings.

Marc McNulty, Jordan Shipley and Duckens Nazon fired the Sky Blues to all three points in a fantastic triumph at Kenilworth Road.


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