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18 August 2016

NIGEL Clough has been named the manager of midweek after Burton's 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Clough guided the Brewers to their first ever victory in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night as they put three past Sheffield Wednesday thanks to Kyle McFadzean, Jackson Irvine and Lloyd Dyer.

Goalkeeper: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town)

Bialkowski was Ipswich's hero in midweek, saving Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's first-half penalty in the goalless draw at Wolves.

The Polish stopper continued to thwart the hosts throughout as Mick McCarthy's men came away with a point.

Defender: Nathan Smith (Port Vale)

No Sky Bet League One team can seem to find a way through Port Vale's defence, and that was the case again in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Rochdale.

Their goal came from 20-year-old Smith, an Academy graduate handed his chance by new boss Bruno Ribeiro.

Defender: Ryan Edwards (Morecambe)

Edwards netted his maiden EFL goal on Tuesday in Morecambe's 2-0 Sky Bet League Two triumph over Portsmouth.

Then, try as they might, the visitors couldn't find a way past the 22-year-old and the stubborn Shrimps' backline.

Defender: Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United)

Magnay scored twice as Hartlepool fought back to claim a point in a six-goal thriller at Crewe Alexandra.

The first was a stunning long-range effort, before he ghosted in at the back post to grab a 76th-minute equaliser.

Midfielder: Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United)

What a week for this man!

Named in the Team of the Week for Saturday's showing, Dickenson earns a second successive inclusion after scoring twice in Colchester's 3-2 win over Grimsby Town.

Midfielder: Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United)

Dwight Gayle netted twice as Newcastle picked up their first Sky Bet Championship success of the season, but Hayden was the star of the show.

The 21-year-old was everywhere for the Magpies, scoring one and making two in the 4-1 defeat of Reading.

Midfielder: Ryan Leonard (Southend United)

One of the performances of midweek came from Southend, who cheekily asked for all of their team to be selected following Tuesday night's 3-0 win at Sheffield United.
But sorry, we're just picking one – and we're opting for Ryan Leonard who ran the show in midfield.

Midfielder: Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic)

One of last season's stars in the EFL, Holmes got off the mark for new club Charlton with a brace against Shrewsbury Town.

The opener was a trademark stunner, before doubling his tally direct from a corner in the 3-0 win.

Forward: Tom Nichols (Peterborough United)

Nichols is loving life under the lights at London Road so far this season!

An EFL Cup brace last Tuesday earned the Peterborough striker selection in our Team of the Round. This Tuesday, in the 5-1 thumping of Millwall, it was one goal and three assists for the 22-year-old.

Forward: Ched Evans (Chesterfield)

Four goals in three Sky Bet League One games for Evans, firing the Spireites towards the top of the table and himself to the top of the goalscoring charts.

Two of those strikes came in midweek, a late two-goal salvo seeing off Walsall.

Forward: Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient)

Massey was employed as one of three men behind the striker as Orient hosted Stevenage on Tuesday, and the summer signing revelled in the role during the 3-0 victory.

The 23-year-old was a constant threat to Boro, and his prowess in front of goal shone through with two instinctive strikes.

Manager: Nigel Clough (Burton Albion)

The man who started Burton's rise up the footballing ladder guided his side to their first-ever Sky Bet Championship success in style on Tuesday night.

Up against Sheffield Wednesday, Clough watched his troops ease past last season's Play-Off finalists, with a trio of his summer signings scoring in the 3-1 win.


The stand-out stars from the past two nights of action >>

— EFL (@EFL) August 18, 2016

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