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Tuesday 17th January 2017

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Arbroath midfielder Ryan McCord the star man for his performance against Berwick.

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Arbroath midfielder Ryan McCord the star man for his performance against Berwick.

GK - Greg Fleming (Ayr United)
The penalty-stopper extraordinaire repeated his heroics yet again as Ayr United earned a valiant point away at Falkirk. The Ayr keeper denied John Baird from the spot as the visitors held on for a deserved 1-1 draw.

DC - Peter Grant (Falkirk)
Despite Falkirk's struggles in the match, they were still led by another imperious performance from their young defensive prodigy. Grant is already looking back to his best after returning from a knee injury which caused him to miss almost a year of action.

DC - Scott Ross (Peterhead)
Peterhead were up against it for the majority of their trip to Alloa but they left with three points thanks to a Leighton McIntosh strike and some gutsy defending, particularly from centre-back Scott Ross.

DC - Conor Quigley (Stirling Albion)
The on-loan Dundee left-back put in a great shift as Stirling earned a well-deserved point at League 2 leaders Forfar Athletic. Dave Mackay really seems to have improved the Binos in recent weeks and Quigley's performance would indicate he's got a keen eye for a player in the transfer market too, with veteran defender Frazer Wright also impressive at Station Park.

MR - Scott Stewart (Airdrieonians)
The winger was full of powerful running, particularly in the first half, as Airdrie drew 2-2 at home with in-form East Fife. He started the counter-attack which led to the first goal and his direct style was a problem for the visitors throughout.

MC - Andy Murdoch (Morton)
The diminutive midfielder rarely, if ever, wasted a pass as Morton defeated Raith Rovers to move further clear in third place in the Ladbrokes Championship table. Despite losing Gavin Gunning to Grimsby and Jai Quitongo to injury, Morton have continued their fine form, stretching the unbeaten run to five games with a 2-0 win over Raith Rovers.

MC - Joe Thomson (Queen of the South)
The on-loan Celtic midfielder has injected some much-needed energy into the Queen of the South midfield and the Doonhamers, having recently gone on an 11-game winless run, suddenly look an improved outfit again after Saturday's thrilling 3-3 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice. Thomson netted his side's second.

MC - Kieran Millar (Stenhousemuir)
The midfielder put in a terrific display in the centre of the park, contributing to both attack and defence, as the Warriors defeated Stranraer in one of the more one-sided 1-0 wins you're likely to see.

ML - Ryan McCord (Arbroath)
The former Raith and Alloa playmaker showed his class during Arbroath's come-from-behind victory over Berwick Rangers, as the hosts stormed back from a 1-0 half-time deficit to emerge as 4-1 victors. Aside from showing composure on the ball and a terrific range of passing, McCord helped himself to two goals in the win. He is this week's star man.

FC - Lewis Vaughan (Dumbarton)
A rare inclusion in Team of the Week: not only was Vaughan a player on a losing side, he didn't even find the net. However, strikers cannot solely be measured in goals, and both sets of fans during Hibs' victory at Dumbarton were in agreement that Vaughan was the best player on the pitch. The young striker, on loan from Raith, was full of trickery and running, and the home side felt they were unlucky to lose 1-0.

FC - Simon Murray (Dundee United)
The striker was restored to the starting XI for the visit of Queen of the South and he showed his worth with two goals, including an 89th-minute equaliser that helped United avoid losing for the third consecutive league game.