Defences were on top for our teams this week with not many goals conceded.
Here is this week’s Sheffield Star Team of the Week (5-4-1)
Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers): On-loan from Manchester United for his second spell with Doncaster Rovers, the 21-year-old was in inspired form against Bradford City, helping Rovers on their way to a memorable 2-1 victory at Valley Parade.
Georg Margreitter (Chesterfield): With skipper Ian Evatt suspended, the role of senior defender fell to the Austrian on loan from Wolves and he accepted the responsibility with his most assured 90 minutes for the club and he was clearly the best player on the day.
Jay McEveley (Sheffield United): Has been in superb form since being switched from full-back to centre-half and underlined his importance to Nigel Clough’s side with another fine display, this time against Barnsley. Did not deserve to finish on the losing side.
Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday): He was a tower of strength at the back. Makes very few mistakes and rarely gives the ball away. His positional play and awareness was very impressive.
Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley): Impressed alongside Peter Ramage at the heart of Barnsley’s defence. The duo organised themselves well and put their bodies on the line when required.
Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday): The partnership he has formed with Lees has been a big factor behind Wednesday boasting one of the best defensive records in the Football League. The Dutchman is a vocal, commanding presence.
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United): Delivered a no-nonsense shift in central midfield during Saturday’s game against Barnsley. Got forward when he could but ensured that Nigel Clough’s side had a platform to build upon for long periods of the game.
Richie Wellens (Doncaster Rovers). The talisman caused the Bantams problems in the middle with his determined runs and attacking play. His second half was particularly impressive and was every bit as important at the match-winning goals from Doncaster. Wellens showed desire and commitment to the cause to stop Doncaster’s recent barren run of results.
Royston Drenthe (Sheffield Wednesday): Was a constant menace in the first half at The Valley and scored a terrific solo goal. As the match wore on, his influence waned but, given it was his first start, the former Real Madrid star can be very satisified with his contribution.
Paul Green (Rotherham United): At fault for Middlesbrough’s first goal but put that behind him to give everything in a losing cause. Great energy levels and never, ever stopped competing,
Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers): The forward had a relatively quiet first half but showed his quality when he had one chance and put it away with precision and power. He’s a striker which defences struggle to contain and the one time City let him go, he punished them expertly.
Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield): Thrust in for his home debut, the 21 year old had one moment of indecision and plenty of moments when he made decisive, and correct, decisions, backing them up with solid play to help Spireites to only their second clean sheet of the season.
Ross Turnbull (Barnsley): Made an excellent reaction save to deny Sheffield United’s Craig Alcock during the opening exchanges of Saturday’s match at Bramall Lane before demonstrating his bravery by smothering at Stefan Scougall’s feet late on.
Kari Arnason (Rotherham United): Another man-of-the-match performance from the Rotherham United centre-half. Middlesbrough’s Yanick Wildschut got the better of him for the second goal with an amazing piece of skill, but otherwise the Iceland international was as strong and solid as he has been all season.