The Star’s Team of the Week

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Unsurprisingly given results around the region, the Team of the Week this timearound is dominated by Sheffield Wednesday players.

The Owls 1-0 win over Reading was one of just two wins for our teams but there were impressive performances throughout.

Here is this week’s team, let us know what you think...

Goalkeeper

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) - There can’t be many better keepers at Championship level than the Republic of Ireland international. Kept out Glenn Murray’s first half penalty and made several important stops after the break to ensure Wednesday recorded a seventh clean sheet of the season.

Defence

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) - One of the signings of the season on our patch. The centre-back has been a revelation. Is calm and composed in possession but you can tell he loves defending. Lees is strong in the air and reads the game well.

Frazer Richardson (Rotherham United) - gave nothing away defensively for the Millers and was a real attacking threat with his penetrating crosses. An assured performer at Championship level.

Kari Arnason (Rotherham United) - Just gets better and better. Hardly put a foot wrong in the draw at home to Charlton. Snuffed out Addicks danger and brought the ball out of defence with real purpose. What a touch for a big man.

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) - Got into plenty of attacking positions and delivered plenty of ammunition as Chesterfield laid siege to the Doncaster area in the second half of a humdinger of a match. Still learning the right back role, but he’s learning fast and learning well.

Midfield

Jose Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) - Owls boss Stuart Gray described the Portuguese player’s performance as “awesome”. He got his stook in and broke up several of Reading’s attacks. On the ball, the fans favourite played it nice and simple.

Paul Green (Rotherham United) - Was everywhere for the Millers. He showed amazing energy as he won tackles, instigated attacks and rarely wasted a ball.

Daniel Johnson (Chesterfield) - The 21 year old Villa midfielder is becoming more and more influential in Spireites midfield. His shot hit the post for Sam Clucas’s goal but he’ll be kicking himself for hitting just wide after a superb halfway line turn and burst into the box at a time when Chesterfield looked like nicking a point.

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) - Another impressive performance from a player whose consistency is in stark contrast to that of his team as a whole who are quite the opposite.

Forwards

Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) - Worked so hard for the team. His goal took a huge deflection but they all count. That’s May’s third goal since moving to Hillsborough. Slowly but surely, he is finding his feet in English football.

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) - Worked tirelessly for the team and marked a fully committed display with his third goal of the season.

Subs:

Louis Reed (Sheffield United) - ‘Put his experienced team mates to shame’ - the words of Nigel Clough of the 17 year old say it all.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) – Bagged his sixth goal of the season and was the only standout player on an otherwise forgettable afternoon for the Reds.