SPFL Team of the Week

Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Craig Fowler names his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Motherwell defender Peter Hartley the star man.

GK - Dorus de Vries (Celtic)
The experienced Dutch keeper came in from the cold for Dundee's visit to Celtic Park but that didn't stop him pulling off a string of vital saves in the second half to preserve a 1-0 victory for the reigning champions.
 
DC - John Souttar (Hearts)

Another impressive performance from the young centre-back, who has enjoying a fine start to the new campaign, as Hearts beat Ross County 2-1 to move themselves back within touching distance of the top six.
 
DC - Kari Arnason (Aberdeen)
Aberdeen kept pace with Celtic at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership thanks to a 1-0 victory over Hibs at Easter Road. Both centre-backs impressed in the clean sheet, but it was Arnason who shone brightest.
 
DC - Peter Hartley (Motherwell)
The deadline-day signing has already become a firm favourite with Motherwell fans. Not only did he put in a stellar showing away to rivals Hamilton Accies, his second-half goal completed the turnaround as Stephen Robinson's side won 2-1. He is this week's star man.
 
MR - James Tavernier (Rangers)
Carlos Pena and Graham Dorrans grabbed the headlines for their goals in Rangers' 3-0 win over St Johnstone but James Tavernier was the best player on the pitch. A constant threat down the right, he whipped in two perfect crosses for Pena to score, while he didn't shirk his defensive duties.
 
MC - Pat Slattery (East Fife)

The game of the weekend in Scottish football. East Fife looked dead and buried at 4-2 down against Albion Rovers and yet came storming back to claim an unlikely 5-4 victory with two goals in injury-time. Slattery's display in the centre of the park typified the home side's resilience, as the midfielder never stopped running.
 
MC - Ian McShane (St Mirren)

A classy showing from the former Ross County and Queen of the South midfielder as St Mirren defeated Dumbarton to move three points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship with a 2-0 win.
 
MC - Andy Geggan (Ayr United)
Geggan netted twice as Ayr United let a second half-lead slip against Airdrie. The midfielder was on fire in the second period, charging into the box whenever he got the chance, and he may have scored a hat-trick had a 75th minute substitution not necessitated his switch to right-back.
 
ML - Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock)

Kilmarnock won their first game of the league season in front of new boss Steve Clarke, moving off the bottom on goal difference above hosts Partick Thistle. Several away players impressed in the 2-0 win but Jones provided a real attacking impetus on the wing, continually terrorising the opposing full-back as Kilmarnock earned a vital, and deserved, three points.
 
FC - Nikolay Todorov (Livingston)
Bit of a cheat to place him in attack seeing as he started the game at centre-back. However, he was moved up front for the final 21 minutes and netted the decisive second goal in Livingston's 2-0 win over Dundee United. Excellent at both ends of the pitch, Todorov deserves his place in this team one way or another.
 
FC - Ryan Wallace (Stranraer)
Man-of-the-match worthy performance from the lightning quick striker who netted in Stranraer's 2-0 victory over Alloa Athletic, a result which keeps the Stair Park side close to the play-off spots

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