Team of the Week: See who made it into The Star’s XI

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It wasn’t a vintage weekend for any of our teams, with Rotherham United’s 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest the pick of the results.

Nevertheless, here’s our Team of the Week...

READ all of the reports from Saturday’s matches here


Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) - Admittedly none of our goalkeepers really shone over the weekend, but Westwood was his usual solid and dependable self when called upon.


Georg Margreitter (Chesterfield) - Looked solid throughout his final game on loan after three months from Wolves. A class act on the park and an even classier one off it.

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) - Delivered a commanding, no nonsense performance. The Dutchman organised his backline effectively and made a string of important challenges and clearances to prevent Wolves from having more shots at goal in the second period.

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) - Maintained his excellent form at left-back. He kept the dangerous James Henry quiet and tried to get forward when he could to support Royston Drenthe. His pace and versatility is a big asset to the Owls.

Reece James (Rotherham United) - The 21-year-old loan left-back from Manchester United had his best match so far in a Millers shirt. Always a threat going forward against Nottingham Forest and defended tenaciously when he had to.


Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) - His passing range stood out in the first half. The Watford loanee’s influence faded after the break but the midfielder is getting fitter and stronger by the game. It is easy to see why Wednesday are keen to retain his services beyond New Year’s Day.

Emmanuel Ledesma (Rotherham United) - Great close control and always looking to get himself or the ball into the right danger areas. Rattled the Forest bar with a stunning long-range strike in the first half.

Richie Smallwood (Rotherham United) - Does everything well and with a minimum of fuss.Stopped Forest playing and helped Rotherham win the midfield battle.

Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) - Performed well on his debut before tiring towards the end following his outing for the under-21’s earlier in the week.


Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) - Remains United’s ‘Go To’ man in attack and caused Fleetwood Town plenty of problems with his pace and movement before the interval.

Chris O’Grady (Sheffield United) - Despite still lacking sharpness after a slow start to the season, also showed some promising touches as he linked-up well with those around him.