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Team of the Week: Matchday 13

A select XI from the latest round of EFL fixtures

15 October 2018

Here is the latest EFL Team of the Week we have selected from your nominations...


Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town)
A late rally from visiting Shrewsbury Town would have been complete was it not for the heroics of Alex Cairns. With Fleetwood Town holding onto a 2-1 lead and the three points, Mat Sadler’s header in added time looked to be going into the corner was it not for a fantastic one-handed save from ‘keeper.



Dujon Sterling (Coventry City)
A clean sheet and an assist in a 1-0 victory – almost a defender’s perfect day. Sterling looked composed throughout, and with time running out and the game still goalless, it was his run and cross, starting from deep inside the Coventry half, that set-up the match-winning header from Conor Chaplin.
Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City)

A fantastic result for the League Two pacesetters, who were impressive in both attack and defence. Harry Toffolo did a wonderful job of combining those two aspects on Saturday, providing the assist for Harry Anderson’s opening goal and being a constant option on the left-hand side.

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town)
A goal down to the previously unbeaten Forest Green Rovers, it was Aaron Pierre who began the eventual comeback with a poacher-like header on the edge of the six-yard box just after the hour mark. An impressive display, ending with three points for Keith Curle’s side.
Curtis Nelson (Oxford United)
Oxford United prevailed in the clash of the bottom two in Sky Bet League One, courtesy of two former Plymouth Argyle players. One of those, Curtis Nelson, all but confirmed the valuable three points for his side in the 74th minute after dispatching of Jamie Mackie’s cut-back.



James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers)

Eventually, and it may be some years away on current evidence, Doncaster Rovers fans will have to get used to watching a midfield that doesn’t contain Coppinger – until then he’s a vintage to be enjoyed by the Rovers faithful. Pulling the strings yet again on Saturday, he contributed a hat-trick of assists to the cause as Grant McCann's side moved back up to fourth.

Brad Potts (Barnsley)

Another midfielder to play a significant part in ending up on the right side of a 3-2 win was Barnsley’s Brad Potts. He netted the opener inside five minutes to get them on their way against Luton Town with a low drive – adding to his brace last weekend against Peterborough, as the Tykes moved within two points of Posh with a game in hand.

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth)

Not for the first time this season, Tom Naylor's name featured prominently on the lips of those who had witnessed Portsmouth win with another impressive display. What did occur for the first time since his summer switch from Burton Albion was his name also appeared on the scoresheet, heading home from close range midway through the first half to set Pompey on the way to a ninth league win.



Matty Godden (Peterborough United)

Win number eight of Peterborough United’s season was secured by two Matty Godden strikes in seven second-half minutes. The brace saw off Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park and took the former Stevenage forward into double figures for the season.

Luke Norris (Colchester United)

Colchester striker Luke Norris helped himself to his eighth goal of the campaign in the 90th minute to seal a 3-1 win over Crawley Town on Saturday, but it was his all-round display that had a bigger bearing on the result. The ex-Brentford trainee set up both Colchester goals before getting his name on the scoresheet at the death.

Simon Cox (Southend United)

Anything Matty Godden can do, Simon Cox can do quicker. Like Godden, he netted his first in the 51st minute and went on to add a second promptly afterwards. He just needed three second-half minutes to secure the three points at Gillingham on Saturday that helped move the Shrimpers up to ninth.



Danny Cowley (Lincoln City)

Lincoln City won 20 times last season on their return to Sky Bet League Two to finish seventh and reach the play-offs. Thirteen games into the new campaign and Danny Cowley oversaw his side win for the 10th time this term, and in some style, too. The Imps showed no mercy on their way to a 6-2 success at Port Vale on Saturday to become the first team in the country to reach double figures in the W column.


 Matchday 13 Team of the Week

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