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Tuesday 24th November 2015

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his SPFL Team of the Week, with Killie keeper Jamie MacDonald among those selected and Clyde striker David Gormley star man.

Craig Fowler selects his SPFL Team of the Week, with Killie keeper Jamie MacDonald among those selected and Clyde striker David Gormley star man.

GK - Jamie MacDonald (Kilmarnock)
The Kilmarnock keeper has been in terrific form since signing this summer and he proved his worth once again at Celtic Park, making a number of fine stops to help his side earn a draw and a clean sheet. His save from a Leigh Griffiths free-kick, where he had to be at full stretch to push the ball away, was the pick of the bunch.

DR - Paul McGinn (Dundee)
Paul Hartley's side gradually grew into the match during their 1-1 draw at Tynecastle, with the influence of McGinn becoming increasingly prevalent over the course of the 90 minutes. For a team with little natural width, McGinn is a useful out-ball and someone who has performed consistently for the club over the last 18 months.

DC - Mark Connolly (Kilmarnock)
The Kilmarnock captain shook off his recent injury woes to turn in a terrific performance to help Gary Locke’s side draw with Ronny Deila’s men for the second time this season. Celtic were frustrated by their organised and resilient visitors, with Connolly playing a starring role in the centre of defence.

DC - Liam Fontaine (Hibernian)
Despite Alloa being 10/1 underdogs, Hibernian were made to work hard for the 1-0 win that brought them level with Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship. John McGinn put in another classy performance in midfield but it was at the back where the visitors had to stay strong, with Fontaine once again putting in a faultless shift in what's been an excellent season.

DL - Mustapha Dumbuya (Partick Thistle)
We know, we know. He's not a left-back. However, there were no stand-outs there this week and it wouldn't have been fair on the Thistle man of the match if he was omitted just because Paul McGinn had a terrific game as well. The right-back has been a real find for Alan Archibald. His constant work up and down the park has given Thistle an extra dimension in attack.

MR - Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Accies)
Even without talisman Ali Crawford, Hamilton were able to fight back from a goal down against Aberdeen in the live TV game on Sunday. The visitors struggled to deal with the intensity of the home side, with Imrie leading by example. The forward is always a threat on the ball and combines it with a terrier-like quality to his play.

MC - Kieran Gibbons (Livingston)
Opponents playing Mark Warburton's Rangers side must be disciplined, hard-working and keep their concentration throughout. Loose passes and players getting caught in possession is fatal under such pressure. Livingston were therefore grateful for the showing of their young midfielder Kieran Gibbons. The 20-year old stayed cool as the hosts came back to salvage a point.

MC - Murray Davidson (St Johnstone)
After getting over a dispiriting series of injuries, Davidson is nearing his best and played a crucial role in St Johnstone's come-from-behind win at Tannadice. Not only did the midfielder score the winning goal just before half-time, his all-action style helped St Johnstone to compete in the centre of the park with a United side who were much improved on recent showings.

ML - Willie Gibson (Dumbarton)
This must be a team of the week record for the fewest minutes played by any selection. Gibson only came on against Raith Rovers with 20 minutes remaining, but in that time he had three assists and almost scored a late winner as Dumbarton roared back with three goals in the final nine minutes to draw 3-3 with Raith Rovers.

FC - Leighton McIntosh (Peterhead)
The 22-year-old summer signing was the matchwinner in the recent Petrofac Training Cup semi-final at Hampden and was hugely impressive in Saturday's 7-0 thrashing of Cowdenbeath. McIntosh harried the opposition, linked well with his back to goal and helped himself to a hat-trick.

FC - David Gormley (Clyde)
How can you argue with four goals and an assist? Quite simply, you can't. Gormley got the scoring started in the 5-0 win at Berwick with a powerful drive into the top corner from the edge of the area before producing another smart finish for his second. After setting up Scott Linton for the third goal he completed his hat-trick with another drilled finish before notching his fourth shortly after. This week's star man.