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Team of the Week: Matchday 38

19 March 2018

Here's the latest Team of the Week; our selection of 11 players and a manager who impressed during the latest round of EFL fixtures.

Stuart Nelson: Colchester United 0-1 Yeovil Town

Nelson performed heroics early on in Essex, diving to his left to keep out a Sammie Szmodics spot-kick, and he continued to frustrate the U's in the victory.

Lloyd Kelly: Bristol City 1-0 Ipswich Town

Stepping up in the absence of Joe Bryan, the 19-year-old showed maturity in defence and demonstrated his attacking ability too, providing the cross for the Robins' winner.

Will Vaulks: Northampton Town 0-3 Rotherham United

Dropping from central midfield into central defence after back-to-back losses, Vaulks was one of many impressive Millers, keeping the Cobblers at bay as well as creating the opening goal.

Rob Dickie: Oxford United 2-1 Peterborough United

A first U's goal for Dickie put them on the way to three crucial points, and he stood firm at the back as Posh pushed on for a way back into the game.

Jon Flanagan: Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa

A remarkable goal-line clearance was the highlight of Flanagan's fine defensive display, somehow hooking Scott Hogan's goalbound effort clear from danger.

Jota: Birmingham City 3-0 Hull City

The Spaniard struck twice to to aid Birmingham's bid for safety, with the Blues earning the EFL Result of the Day for their impressive taming of the Tigers.

Jamie Ness: Plymouth Argyle 3-2 Bristol Rovers

The Dubious Goals Panel may well have their say about Ness' second strike of the afternoon, but that will take nothing from his contribution as the Pilgrims emerged victorious against the Gas.

Lee Frecklington: Lincoln City 3-1 Grimsby Town

Lincolnshire bragging rights belong to Lincoln and Frecklington was influential throughout, with his fine opener leading to a eight-minute, three-goal salvo.

Brett Pitman: Oldham Athletic 0-2 Portsmouth

Pitman was at the double for Pompey, with a stunning header the pick of the bunch to keep the club within touching distance of the top six.

Benik Afobe: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Burton Albion

Afobe was at the double for Wolves, profiting from a delightful Ruben Neves pass to score his first, before adding the gloss after the break.

Atdhe Nuhiu: Leeds United 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

The Kosovan international was the hero on Yorkshire, netting twice, including a late winner, to sink their rivals at Elland Road.

Phil Brown: Cambridge United 1-3 Swindon Town

Brown made an instant impact in his first game in charge of the Robins, returning from Cambridge with three precious points – aided by a brace from in-form striker Marc Richards.

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