Who made it into The Star’s Team of the Week?

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There were fine victories for Rotherham, Barnsley and Chesterfield over the weekend, while Sheffield Wednesday fought out a 0-0 draw against one of the best teams in the Championship in Derby County.

However, it wasn’t such a good day for Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers who both lost, with the Blades yet to taste success in the league as yet.

But who stood out amongst the teams in our region?

Here is our team of the week

Goalkeeper

Keiren Westwood - Sheffield Wednesday

Like last week in the clash with Brighton he wasn’t called upon on too many occasions against Derby, however the former Sunderland stopper came up trumps when it mattered as he thwarted Johnny Russell in the closing stages when one-on-one. Saved the Owls a point and maintained their unbeaten start.

Defenders

Sam Hird - Chesterfield

As solid as ever in the heart of the Spireites defence. Hird had Calvin Andrew in his pocket, limiting the striker to a single chance in the entire game. Liam Cooper may have moved on but the centre of defence remains very strong.

Tom Lees - Sheffield Wednesday

Looks to be a terrific acquisition for the Owls and has performed impressively alongside Glenn Loovens in the heart of the Wednesday backline. Was strong throughout and the three men in Derby’s attack, including in-form Chris Martin were barely given a clear chance on goal.

Martin Cranie - Barnsley

The Reds skipper had a commanding performance at the back and scored his first goal since September 2009.

Kari Arnason - Rotherham United

Class and defiance personified at the heart of the Rotherham defence in their Championship win over Wolves. Reads the game so well and showed at New York Stadium the commitment to match his awareness.

Midfielders

Paul Green - Rotherham United

When we say he had an up and down game, we don’t mean he was good in patches and bad in patches. He was up and down the pitch all afternoon. A stopper of visiting attacks and a prompter of home ones. An all-action display.

Sam Hutchinson - Sheffield Wednesday

Another committed and impressive display by the young midfielder. A major part of Wednesday gaining a point against Derby was the fact they won the battle in midfield and the fact that Will Hughes came off after an hour spoke volumes for Hutchinson’s performance.

Sam Morsy - Chesterfield

Last season’s Player of the Year has carried on this season in the same vein, breaking down play in the centre of the park, bombing forward regularly and rarely wasting a pass. Could well be the next Spireites man to attract the attention of Championship clubs.

Chris Maguire - Sheffield Wednesday

Like Hutchinson, Maguire worked hard but he also had the guile to add to the graft. Some of his passing was excellent and he was unlucky not to have scored when his free-kick in the first half crashed off the underside of the crossbar.

Forwards

Leroy Lita - Barnsley

Netted his first Barnsley goal and impressed up top for the Reds. He’s got the ability to be a real hit in League one.

Eoin Doyle - Chesterfield

Took his tally for the season to four, both crisply stuck penalties after he’d twice been denied by the woodwork in open play. At one nil made a crucial clearance from a Rochdale free-kick showing his value all over the park.

Subs:

Mark Howard - Sheffield United

The best Sheffield United performer on a poor day for the Blades and produced a good save to deny Danny Swanson during the first-half.

Craig Alcock - Sheffield United

Dealt well with everything which came his way in the air despite being one of the smaller players on the pitch at Sixfields Stadium.

Romy Boco - Chesterfield

He maybe non-contract, but the man Paul Cook’s signed five times is playing his way to a longer deal with intelligent play primarily down the right of midfield

Glenn Loovens - Sheffield Wednesday

Just edged out by Lees, but Loovens was excellent again. Commanding, powerful and impressive from start to finish.

Kyle Bennett - Doncaster Rovers

A bright spark on an otherwise gloomy day for Rovers, midfielder Bennett scored a fine long range goal.

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