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Tuesday 3rd May 2016

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Kilmarnock’s Greg Kiltie the star man after his two goals at New Douglas Park.

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Kilmarnock’s Greg Kiltie the star man after his two goals at New Douglas Park.

GK - Zander Clark (St Johnstone)
Not too much to choose from on the goalkeeping front this week, so we opted for the keeper with the most outstanding stop. St Johnstone were holding on to a slender, though deserved, 1-0 advantage away to Ross County when Jonathan Franks cut inside and saw his shot deflect off Steven Anderson. With Clark already going to ground, it looked certain the ball would fly over him. However, he somehow managed to get an arm up, halt the shot and then dive on the loose ball.

DL - Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen)
Aberdeen rediscovered their swagger with a 4-1 home thumping of previously in-form Motherwell. At full-back Shinnie was his usual brilliant self, driving the Dons forward from deep and leading by example with his fight and overall industry.

DC - Miles Addison (Kilmarnock)
The dominating centre-back put in a towering performance at the heart of Kilmarnock's back-line as the visitors pulled off their best result of the season when they needed it most. Had Killie lost away at Hamilton they would have been consigned to the relegation play-offs. Instead, the 4-0 victory gives them a fighting chance of pulling off a miraculous escape.

DC - Darren McCormack (Brechin City)
Speaking of miraculous escapes, Brechin clinched their survival at the weekend with a 2-1 away victory at Angus rivals Forfar. McCormack got the scoring started and put in a solid defensive shift in the win. In February they looked dead and buried at the bottom of the table, but they ended the season with eight victories in their final 10 games, finishing clear even of the relegation play-offs in seventh place. A truly remarkable turnaround.

DR - Carl Tremarco (Inverness Caley Thistle)
The English full-back had some big shoes to fill when Graeme Shinnie departed for Aberdeen. While he may not have hit those heights, he's certainly been a solid performer and put in another great shift in their 4-1 win at Partick Thistle, including a galloping run for the opening goal.

MR - David Marsh (Clyde)
While this campaign has been up and down for Clyde, they managed to end the regular season on a high with a 3-1 home victory over Stirling Albion. Marsh scored twice in the win, which ensured Clyde finished among the play-off places.

MC - Callum McGregor (Celtic)
The midfielder put in a real battling performance for Celtic in a 3-1 victory for the champions-elect at Tynecastle. In highly-charged contests such as this one, you need midfielders to play with the right amount of fight, discipline and energy, and that's exactly what McGregor brought.

MC - Brian Cameron (Elgin City)
Two goals from midfield and a performance that was a cut above everyone else at the heart of the Elgin midfield as they defeated Arbroath 4-1 to book their place in the play-offs and finish second in League 2. This marks the second week in succession that Cameron has netted twice from midfield - with player and team building some momentum, Elgin will fancy their chances of gaining promotion.

ML - Greg Kiltie (Kilmarnock)
Two first-half goals, including a belting opening strike, he helped Kilmarnock on their way to a comfortable victory over Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park. Also played a big part in the fourth goal in what was a cruial win for Lee Clark's team. Kiltie is this week’s star man.

AM - Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo (Inverness CT)
The attacker put in his most complete performance of the season in Inverness CT's 4-1 victory at Firhill, showing excellent technique, close control and playmaking skills to keep the away side's attack flowing throughout the match, including playing a big part in two of the goals.

FC - Scott McBride (Albion Rovers)
The Rovers attacker netted twice as Darren Young's men finished an impressive first season back in League 1 with a 3-1 victory at Stenhousemuir. Thankfully for the hosts, results elsewhere meant they retained their third-tier status, while the Cliftonhill side just missed out on the play-offs.