Sky Bet EFL: Team of Midweek
That’s not the only double-figure milestone achieved in Matchday 10, however. One man in our Team of the Week selection has reached a landmark himself. Read on…
Goalkeeper: James McKeown (Grimsby Town)
McKeown was on form at the weekend and was at it yet again on Tuesday, keeping a second successive clean sheet in the Grimsby goal.
This time it was Newport County who couldn’t find a way past the stopper, who made a number of sterling saves in the Mariners’ 1-0 win.
Defender: Joe Bunney (Rochdale)
Rochdale made it three wins on the spin, and Bunney turned in another top performance in his new-found defensive role.
Naturally a threat going forward, the 23-year-old also impressed in defence to keep Bolton Wanderers at bay in a 1-0 victory.
Defender: Mark Roberts (Cambridge United)
A goal and a clean sheet for Roberts helped Cambridge secure back-to-back victories in Sky Bet League Two.
The centre-back helped keep Yeovil Town out, pounced to score the game’s only goal and very nearly had another, only to be denied by an excellent save.
Defender: Zander Diamond (Northampton Town)
Northampton have bounced back from seeing their 31-game unbeaten run end by recording consecutive victories.
Diamond and his team-mates produced some determined defending in the most recent of those – Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Swindon Town.
Midfielder: Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United)
There is simply no stopping Morris at the minute.
His hot streak continued with a hat-trick in Tuesday night’s win at Walsall, taking the Iron winger to double figures in Sky Bet League One – 11 goals in all competition.
Midfielder: Marlon Pack (Bristol City)
Often labelled an unsung hero for his tireless work in the midfield, Pack grabbed the headlines with a rare goal in the 1-0 win over Leeds United.
The Robins skipper started and finished the move that decided things at Ashton Gate, while turning in another accomplished display in front of the defence.
Midfielder: Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers)
Any number of Wycombe players could have earned a place in this selection, with substitute Scott Kashket staking a claim with a brace off the bench.
But we’re opting for Dominic Gape, voted Man of the Match in the Chairboys’ emphatic 5-1 win over Crewe Alexandra.
Midfielder: Josh Clarke (Brentford)
Brentford were another team to win big in midweek, and Clarke set the ball rolling as the Bees cruised past Reading.
The winger’s strike was his first for the club, and he was the star performer in the 4-1 success.
Forward: Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)
In case you missed it, Newcastle staged quite the comeback on Wednesday night…
Trailing Norwich 3-2 in the 93rd minute, the Magpies somehow claimed maximum points – Gayle’s dramatic winner completing a memorable hat-trick.
Forward: James Vaughan (Bury)
Bury’s fantastic form continued with Vaughan’s double helping the Shakers to a 3-1 win at Milton Keynes Dons.
The front man grabbed a goal in each half to make it five in five since his switch from Birmingham City.
Forward: Jon Stead (Notts County)
Notts County made it four wins away on the bounce with Tuesday’s triumph at Exeter City, scoring 10 goals in that period.
Stead now accounts for six of those, having netted both goals in the 2-0 win down in Devon.
Manager: Chris Powell (Derby County)
With just one win and three goals from their opening nine matches, and manager Nigel Pearson suspended by the club, it was over to Powell to try and change Derby’s fortunes.
And he did just that, guiding the Rams to a 2-0 win at Cardiff City to lift the club to 20th in the Sky Bet Championship.