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Matchday 22: Team of the Week

18 December 2018

Some stellar performances on another big week of action. Here's the Team of the Week for Matchday 22...



Ian Lawlor – Doncaster Rovers v Scunthorpe United


Yet another clean sheet for Donny’s man between the sticks. That’s his fourth in succession, which has coincided with his side’s fourth straight win in all competitions. A calming influence at the back and once again looked tidy and composed when called upon. 




Jason Shackell – Lincoln City v Morecambe 


The veteran defender scored the third goal of the game for the Imps and marshalled a tightly knit Lincoln defence. Was back to his best in an impressive performance. 


Gareth Sawyer – Rochdale v Plymouth Argyle


Added much needed experience and leadership on his return to the team from injury. Helped organise a team that has struggled on the road this season and played a major part in Argyle getting the three points. 


Pontus Jansson – Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United 


Excellent performance from the Sweden international. Won almost everything in the air and made the tackles he was required to. Answered all the questions thrown at him and covered well when Bolton threatened. Big impact on Leeds’ return to the top of the table.




Gareth Barry – Sheffield United v West Bromwich Albion

Albion fans want him captaining the team of the week and it’s hard to argue against it. Was the best player on the pitch in the second half and scored a great goal that pulled Albion level before half time. 


Elliott Durell – Macclesfield Town v Crawley Town 

Couldn’t hide his delight at scoring a well taken goal, his first in the EFL, to help send Macclesfield on their way to a first win under the new gaffer, Sol Campbell. 


James Henry – Oxford United v Blackpool 

Set up the opener and then added an 11thgoal to his own tally for the season. Was probably the U’s man of the match as they extended their run of having just lost once in 11 games. 


Nahki Wells – QPR v Middlesbrough

QPR fans were in awe of Wells’ performance on Saturday and he was described by the local paper as being ‘full of running, persistence and agile footwork’. Produced a clinical finish to restore Rangers’ advantage and help them take all three points.




Chris O’Grady – Oldham Athletic v Bury

Was in lethal form as he scored a hat trick in one of the biggest games for Oldham all season to help dispatch local rivals, Bury. The 32-year old was influential throughout and was too hot for the Bury defence to handle. 


Fraizer Campbell – Hull City v Brentford

Another brace for Hull’s star frontman, after his recent double at Birmingham City and he took his tally for the season for eight. Campbell has played a big part in lifting Hull out of trouble at the bottom. 


David Ball – Bradford Cityv Walsall

Scored a brace in the demolition job on Walsall as Bradford won 4-0. Two typical poachers goals, Ball is in good form which has influenced the Bantams’ recent resurgence. 




David HopkinBradford Cityv Colchester United


Oversaw a vital win for Bradford City as they put in a wonderful performance against Walsall. His Bradford side have scored 11 goals in their last three outings and are now just three points from safety. 


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