After a Twitter vote off between Tranmere’s Jason Mooney and Preston’s Declan Rudd, Rudd was voted in as goalkeeper in this weeks League 1 TOTW.
At RB, Wolves’ Ethan Ebanks-Landell capped off a solid performance with his first goal for the club sending his side top of the table. In CB, both Gillingham defenders impressed in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United but a particularly commanding performance from Adam Barrett gives him the nod. The other CB spot goes to Wolves captain Danny Batth who led from the back and helped restrict a rejuvenated Notts County to limited chances during the match. And finally in defence, James McEveley takes the LB position. McEveley was lauded by a number of Swindon fans of whom one described it has “the perfect full-back performance” after the match against Colchester.
Modern football has once again dictated that this is a 4-3-3 formation, so just the midfield trio here. John Welsh was one of the stand-out performers in a Preston side who pulled off one of the results of the season so far in League 1 as the Lilywhites won 1-0 away at Leyton Orient. Welsh received a number of a nominations from some very happy Preston fans and was noted for his “commanding display”. Tranmere’s Jason Koumas also gets the nod following an impressive display in centre of the park. The 34 year old proved he still has it after dictating the match with his range of passing. The final CM place goes to one of the league’s finest midfielders, Michael O’Connor. The Rotherham playmaker was arguably MOTM against Stevenage as the Millers pulled off an impressive 3-0 result away from home. O’Connor has Championship experience with Scunthorpe and at just 26 it can’t be long before he’s back playing second division football again, whether it’s with Rotherham United or not.
Nahki Wells loves playing in-front of the TV cameras. The Bermudan was once again the star of the show for the Bantams scoring a hat-trick against Coventry in an enthralling match at Valley Parade. Wells’ skill is no-doubt one of his finest assets, but his old-fashioned link-up play with James Hanson is an important reminded that football is still clinging on to the 4-4-2. In the centre, Clayton Donaldson, another one of the league’s finest forwards bagged a brace for a Brentford team who thrashed Crewe Alexandra 5-0. Donaldson hasn’t perhaps got off to quite the explosive start that some of his striking rivals has, but with Brentford seemingly shaking off their play-off hangover, defences across the division will be quivering at the thought of this in-form front man. The final position goes to a player who is perhaps more familiar with playing in left-midfield as oppose to a forward role, but he slotted in nicely here. Jennison Myrie-Williams scored arguably the goal of the week for Port Vale in a 3-1 win against nearby Shrewsbury. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is well worth a watch on Sky Sports.