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Wednesday 25th May 2016

League 1 Team of the Season

Craig Fowler selects his Ladbrokes League 1 Team of the Season, including a front three of Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Rory McAllister and Greig Spence.

Craig Fowler selects his Ladbrokes League 1 Team of the Season, including a front three of Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Rory McAllister and Greig Spence.

GK - Sean Murdoch (Dunfermline Athletic)
The Pars shot-stopper had an excellent season between for the League 1 champions. Seeing as Dunfermline not only scored more than any other side, but conceded the fewest as well, it's no surprise they ran away with the title, with Murdoch making a few terrific saves on the way.

DC - Mick Dunlop (Albion Rovers)
Darren Young's men had the second-best defensive record in the league, which is a terrific run for a side that's just been promoted. Mick is the veteran presence in the back four, while also being an intimidating presence for opposing strikers.

DC - Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers)
Albion Rovers refuse to split up the two brothers, so why should we? Mick edged the voting for PFA Scotland Team of the Year, although in the eyes of the club’s players it was Ross who had the stronger campaign. There is no right answer really - they are both excellent defenders.

DC - Scott Robertson (Stranraer)
Robertson was by far Stranraer's most consistent player in an otherwise rollercoaster campaign for the Stair Park club. At one point it looked like the Blues would be heading back to League 2. Instead, they finished the campaign on a terrific run and made it into the play-off final.

MR - Andy Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic)
Top campaign from Dunfermline's all-action centre midfielder - who I've shunted out on the wing in this team - as his energy, dynamism and ability to supplement the attack were big factors in the Pars dominating most opponents this campaign. There was barely a week went past when Geggan wasn't in the running for man of the match in the eyes of the Dunfermline support.

MC - Jamie Adams (Ayr United)
A really difficult player to square up against and a vital cog in Ayr's charge towards promotion. The former St Johnstone and Kilmarnock midfielder really knitted the Ayr midfield together well and they struggled when he was forced from the side through injury.

MC - Ross Docherty (Ayr United)
A player who likes to keep things neat and tidy, his importance to Ayr cannot be stressed enough. Docherty is continually excellent at halting other teams’ attacks and getting his side going on the counter.

ML - Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic)
Not only a facilitator from wide on the right but also a regular goalscorer as well, netting 14 times over the course of the campaign. Cardle is known for cutting in on his right foot and going for goal. Unfortunately for opponents, knowing what he's going to do and stopping it are two very different things.

FC - Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath)
Cowdenbeath were relegated from League 1 at the conclusion of the campaign. However, they might have been cut adrift at the bottom a long time before their play-off defeat were it not for the goals of Spence - the quick attacker found the net 17 times.

FC - Rory McAllister (Peterhead)
Another season where McAllister made his money in front of goal. His 22 strikes in the league were supplemented by another nine in the cups as Peterhead made their way to the Petrofac Training Cup final. Poor form once their play-off spot was assured contributed to their below-par showing in the play-offs - but with McAllister spearheading the attack look for them to be a force again next term.

FC - Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic)
Four players from Dunfermline but it's fully deserved as they've undoubtedly been by the strongest team by far this past campaign. In El Bakhtaoui they had the best of the lot. The striker took significant strides forward in his development as his pace, close control and ruthlessness in front of goal brought a crowd of top-flight suitors to East End Park.