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Tuesday 17th May 2016

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Falkirk’s Luke Leahy the star man for his performance against Hibernian.

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Falkirk’s Luke Leahy the star man for his performance against Hibernian.

GK - Greg Fleming (Ayr United)
The shot-stopper produced heroics over both legs in the play-off final against Stranraer, including three straight saves in the penalty shoot-out, which helped Ayr United achieve promotion to the Ladbrokes Championship next term.

DR - David Raven (Inverness Caley Thistle)
He played only 17 minutes in ICT's 4-0 win over Dundee but enjoyed rapturous applause every time he touched the ball, was serenaded by the support throughout, and even picked up the fans’ Player of the Year award, despite not playing at all in the past three months.

DC - Joe Mbu (Edinburgh City)
The towering centre-back won the appeal against his red card in the first leg of the League 2 play-off and was a commanding presence at the centre of the Edinburgh City defence as they defeated East Stirlingshire 1-0 away from home to secure promotion to the SPFL.

DC - Ryan McGeever (Queen's Park)
Queen's Park may have lost 1-0 in their final game of the campaign against Clyde in the play-off final but the 3-1 advantage they held from the first leg meant they defeated Barry Ferguson's men in the battle for promotion to League 1. Clyde were pretty direct in their tactics at Hampden, meaning the centre-backs, including McGeever, had to be at their best in the air.

DL - Luke Leahy (Falkirk)
Leahy was let off the leash in the second leg of the play-off final against Hibs, attacking the visitors whenever he could and playing a huge role in Falkirk's dramatic 3-2 victory. Not only did he play a part in the opening goal, starting the move down the left, he also unleashed a terrific drive that brought Falkirk level, setting up the grandstand finish. This week's star man.

MC - Scott Fraser (Dundee United)
The midfielder had two assists in United's 4-2 win over Kilmarnock as they ended their season on a high. There may only be five players still wanted at Tannadice next season, according to chairman Stephen Thompson, but with two of those Fraser and double scorer Simon Murray, the future may not be such a dark place for United fans.

MC - Tom Rogic (Celtic)
The Australian midfielder capped off a terrific debut season with a goal and all-round top performance in Celtic's 7-0 win over Motherwell. Rogic took up usual residence in the attacking midfielder role in a youthful Celtic side.

MC - Stuart Armstrong (Celtic)
Armstrong put in the kind of performance Celtic fans have been waiting for this campaign. He was instrumental in everything the hosts did in the first half before scoring with a terrific volley that smashed into the top corner.

FC - Bob McHugh (Falkirk)
Falkirk will be squaring off against Kilmarnock for a place in the Ladbrokes Premiership thanks to McHugh and his now trademark late-game heroics. In his previous nine games, McHugh has scored six, all of which have come in the last 20 minutes, five in the last 10 and four in the final two minutes of games.

FC - Ryan Christie (Celtic)
Christie took up residence at the point of the Celtic attack as he replaced the suspended Leigh Griffiths. His energy and dynamism set the tone for Celtic's exuberant performance and he managed to bag himself a goal as well.

FC - Brian Graham (Ross County)
The County striker scored once and grabbed two assists as the visitors stunned Aberdeen with a 4-0 hammering at Pittodrie on Sunday.