There were countless standout performances across the EFL at the weekend, but only 11 players could make it into our Team of the Week!

O’Leary (Bristol City)

It’s not often a goalkeeper ends up on the losing side and in our Team of the Week, but Aston Villa and Bristol City fans will agree that O’Leary was superb on Saturday, making a string of excellent saves.

James (Wigan Athletic)

James put in a man-of-the-match display beyond his years as Wigan picked up an invaluable point in their bid to avoid relegation and deny league leaders Norwich a win in the process. The defender scored from the spot as it finished 1-1.

Cooper (Millwall)

A massive performance at both ends of the pitch, Cooper’s showing at Sheffield United could prove crucial to Millwall’s season. He was in fine form at the back and scored a late leveller which had a significant effect on both ends of the league table.

Jansson (Leeds United)

Another fine performance from defence. The Leeds man rose to the occasion as Marcelo Bielsa’s side secured a huge victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the late kick-off, one which keeps them firmly in contention for automatic promotion.

Andrew (Doncaster Rovers)

A goal and a clean sheet represented a solid afternoon’s work for the left-back, as Doncaster picked up a fourth successive win to strengthen their grip on the final League One Play-Off spot. Andrew rounded off a 2-0 victory over Plymouth with a superb, long-range free-kick.

Mount (Derby County)

“We haven’t got the centre-forward that’s scoring 25 goals, so we have to contribute from other areas,” said Frank Lampard of his Derby side, and they responded against Bolton, with starlet Mount netting an impressive hat-trick. He fully deserves his place in our XI.

Boateng (Exeter City)

If a goal alone could get you into Team of the Week, Boateng’s against Port Vale would be more than enough. The midfielder capped an excellent display by scoring a goal-of-the-season contender – one which has to be seen to be believed – in an eventual 2-0 win.

Meite (Reading)

When you’re in a relegation battle, you need players to stand up and be counted, and that’s exactly what Meite did against Brentford on Saturday. Two goals in the opening 15 minutes set the tone for what was a vital win to boost the Royals’ hopes of survival.

Taylor (Charlton Athletic)

It was always going to take a big performance to end Luton Town’s incredible unbeaten run. With Taylor spearheading the Charlton attack, the Addicks came from behind with two goals from the striker (who also hit the crossbar) to secure a fantastic 3-1 win at the Valley.

Enobakhare (Coventry City)

When Enobakhare opened the scoring against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, he probably didn’t expect his strike to be the first of nine on the day. The on-loan Wolves forward was unplayable at times as Coventry secured an incredible 5-4 win.

Gayle (West Bromwich Albion)

Gayle showed his class as West Brom beat Preston North End 4-1 at The Hawthorns, scoring three of his side’s four goals to help consolidate their Play-Off place. His tally for the season is now 21, level with team-mate Jay Rodriguez.

Manager: Cowley (Lincoln City)

While his side were unable to pick up three points on Saturday, Danny Cowley and Lincoln did enough to secure promotion to Sky Bet League One with four games to spare. The Imps boss gave a passionate speech to his players after the game, and will now hope to lead them to the title.


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