Despite a reduced EFL schedule, there were plenty of performances to leave us purring this weekend. Here's our selection of the
Goalkeeper: Costel Pantilimon – Burton Albion 0-0 Nottingham Forest
Forest had to play with 10 men for more than an hour of their weekend clash with Burton Albion, but the Brewers couldn’t find a way past Pantilimon, who was unbeatable as the visitors claimed a point.
Defender: Matt Targett – Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa
Targett has impressed since his arrival at Craven Cottage, and the full-back excelled again on the left-hand side as Fulham ended Aston Villa’s seven-game unbeaten run.
Defender: Sean Morrison – Cardiff City 1-0 Middlesbrough
Morrison headed Cardiff into a first-half lead against Middlesbrough, and then stood firm at the back as Tony Pulis’ men failed to break down the Bluebirds.
Defender: Sonny Bradley – Oxford United 0-1 Plymouth Argyle
Bradley and his ‘magic hat’ provided the decisive moment at Oxford, brilliantly heading home the winner and keeping out the hosts as the Pilgrims’ Play-Off push continued.
Defender: Tom Anderson – Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Fleetwood Town
Anderson grabbed his first goals for the club, netting not once, but twice, as Rovers eased to victory against the Cod Army.
Defender: Jason Demetriou – Southend United 3-1 Portsmouth
Named EFL Star of the Day, the full-back netted twice as Southend racked up a fifth unbeaten game under Chris Powell, brilliantly curling home the opener and poking home late on.
Midfielder: Ben Kennedy – Stevenage 4-1 Yeovil Town
Stevenage were the EFL weekend’s high scorers, and Kennedy was the pick of the bunch, scoring one and creating another in the emphatic win.
Midfielder: Richie Towell – Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Rotherham United
Rotherham made it six wins in a row, defeating table-topping Shrewsbury on the road, and Towell was the pick of a dominating midfield display at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Midfielder: Ahmed Kashi – Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Charlton Athletic
Kashi struck a fierce opener to put Charlton on their way to three vital points in their bid for the play-offs, and he continued to impress with an all-action midfield display.
Forward: Marc Richards – Swindon Town 3-2 Port Vale
Two more goals for Richards took his Swindon tally to seven since his January arrival, netting twice against his former club in a five-goal thriller.
Forward: Adebayo Akinfenwa – Cheltenham Town 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers
Akinfenwa used his attributes to maximum effect, holding off defenders and turning to score the opener, and his strength and vision came into play again when teeing up Paris Cowan-Hall.
Manager: Joe Dunne – Cambridge United 3-1 Grimsby Town
Dunne made it two wins out of two this week in caretaker charge, guiding his side to victory against Grimsby, with attacking trio Uche Ikpeazu, Billy Waters and George Maris all on the scoresheet.