Mamadou Sahko – Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have now kept two clean sheets in the last two games and Mamadou has been a big part of that. In their 2-0 win away at West Brom he put in a man of the match winning performance tackling all before him, even the Referee. If Palace are to survive this season then a lot of that could be down to Sahko’s influence.
Lazar Markovic – Hull City
The Serbian winger was back in action following injury and played 78 minutes in the 3-1 loss away at rejuvenated Leicester City. He had impressed in his earlier games for the Tigers but this game was not his most effective. It was a largely muted performance where nothing ran well for him but he should have more chances to impress going forward.
Danny Ward – Huddersfield Town
The Welsh keeper sat out the midweek FA Cup replay away at Manchester City where his side conceded five. He was back into the starting line up for Huddersfield’s home game against Newcastle however but picked up a thigh jury on half time. The home side were 2-0 down at that point but in truth there was little that Danny could do about either goal. Newcastle went on to win 3-1.
Ryan Kent – Barnsley
The midfielder came on for the final 15 minutes of the game against Derby. The scores were 1-1 at the time but Barnsley then went on to lose 2-1, although it was little to do with Ryan. He had a chance to equalise in the final minutes but his effort was well saved.
Andre Wisdom – Red Bull Salzburg
The defender was on hand to help the Austrian club move six points clear at the top of the A. Bundesliga thanks to a 1-0 win over Rapid Vienna. After missing the previous game, it was a welcomed return to action for Andre who now has three wins in this last three starts.
Pedro Chirivella – Go Ahead Eagles
The Spanish midfielder started the 2-2 draw with Heerenveen where he played an important part. Although no assists were made, he kept possession well during the game making some important passes.
Cameron Brannagan – Fleetwood Town
The young midfielder took part in the final 20 minutes of Fleetwood’s 2-0 win over Scunthorpe. Entering the field with the score at 1-0 he shored up the midfield and used possession well before his side doubled their advantage near the end.
Taiwo Awoniyi (NEC Nijmegen) was not selected by NEC Nijmegen
Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town) sat out both games this week with a hamstring injury.
Allan Rodrigues (Hertha Berlin) and Jon Flanagan (Burnley) were unused substitutes for their teams.