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Tuesday 24th May 2016

League 2 Team of the Season

Craig Fowler selects his Ladbrokes League 2 Team of the Year, with East Fife’s Kyle Wilkie (pictured) among those who made a big impression.

Craig Fowler selects his Ladbrokes League 2 Team of the Year, with East Fife’s Kyle Wilkie (pictured) among those who made a big impression.

GK - Chris Smith (Stirling Albion)
A poor year for the Binos overall, finishing well outside the play-offs in seventh position, but their goalkeeper continued to impress, helping the club to the best defensive record of any team outside the top four.

DR - Scott Mercer (East Fife)
Not a lot of stand-out candidates from the right-back position this term, with Mercer just getting the nod. The 20-year-old could be inconsistent, as young defenders tend to be, but he also put in a number of starry performances as East Fife took the League 2 crown.

DC - Ryan McGeever (Queen's Park)
The 22-year-old had a terrific season back at his first club as the Spiders won promotion to League 1 via the play-offs. Gus MacPherson's side had the strongest defensive record in the league, by far, thanks in part to the form of McGeever and his partner Bryan Wharton.

DC - Ricky Little (Arbroath)
Despite Arbroath's struggles, their star centre-back enjoyed another fine campaign. The Red Lichties problems mainly came further up the park as the side, despite finishing second bottom, conceded only five more goals than third-placed Clyde.

DL - Scott Linton (Clyde)
Linton impressed in his debut season for the Bully Wee, scoring 12 times (including seven penalties) from the left-back and left wing-back position for Barry Ferguson's side. As well as getting up and down the pitch, he often put in solid defensive displays.

MC - Brian Cameron (Elgin City)
This season, Cameron finally got to show what he’s all about after two injury plagued years. A box-to-box midfielder, he breezes through games effortlessly. An exquisite passer of the ball, it’s easy to see why former manager Ross Jack said Cameron was capable at playing at a much higher level. When Cameron is on form, Elgin are on form.

MC - Jon Paul McGovern (Clyde)
The veteran midfielder was Clyde's leader in the centre of the park, using his experience from 18 years in football to lead his side on their promotion push. Though his physical qualities were maybe fading, there could be no questioning his technique or reading of the game.

MR - Kyle Wilkie (East Fife)
Though everyone, including casual observers of the league, raved about the goalscoring prowess of striker Nathan Austin, it was Wilkie who was viewed as East Fife's Player of the Year at the club's end of season bash. In fairness, it was easy to see why. He was one short of double figures for both goals and assists, playing with the kind of creativity you need from your attacking midfielder in an otherwise all-action style.

MC - Dylan Easton (Elgin City)
Where Brian Cameron is controlled, Easton is his opposite. A bag of energy and tricks, he gave Elgin verve and added an element of cockiness and confidence that was probably missing from their game. Most adept when playing in the hole or the No 10 position, Easton can beat players just as easily as he can draw fouls from them.

ML - Matt Flynn (Annan Athletic)
The 28-year-old enjoyed a fine season, scoring 14 goals from midfield as Annan racked up the highest total of any team in League 2. Flynn, as well as finding the back of the net, can make things happen for team-mates and he has now been snapped up by Clyde.

FC - Nathan Austin (East Fife)
Pace, power and he knows the route to goal. While many believe Wilkie to have been East Fife's best player this season, it’s unlikely the Fifers would not have won the title were it not for their talismanic striker. It looked like disaster had struck when he was snapped up by Falkirk in January, but it became a blessing in disguise when he was loaned back to the club, while the full-time training with the Bairns made him a better player.