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Tuesday 10th November 2015

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Hibernian forward James Keatings the star man after his hat-trick against St Mirren.

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Hibernian forward James Keatings the star man after his hat-trick against St Mirren.

GK - Paul Gallacher (Partick Thistle)
Thistle were forced into playing their third-choice shot-stopper (and goalkeeping coach) for Saturday's trip to Dundee, but it was evident from the first whistle that this needn't have been a concern. Gallacher encouraged and organised his defence from the start and pulled off a couple of fine stops as Thistle picked up a well-earned point.

DR - James Tavernier (Rangers)
Another week and another goal for Scotland's most prolific goalscoring full-back. Tavernier curled in his 10th goal of this still relatively young season with a trademark free-kick after 14 minutes. He then helped Nicky Clark complete the scoring with a clipped cross which the striker headed home in injury time.

DC - Darryl McHardy (Elgin City)
One of the few players who will make this team despite scoring an own goal. To be fair, that unfortunate piece of play only resulted in cancelling out the goal McHardy himself netted in Elgin's 3-2 win over Annan. Other than that, the full-back was dominant in an unfamiliar position in the centre of defence as the hosts moved to within three points of the league leaders.

DC - Luca Gasparotto (Morton)
In an otherwise lacklustre game, the centre-half stood out above all others. The Rangers loan player has been in excellent form since arriving at Cappielow during the summer and his display against Livingston helped the home side record a 1-0 victory that moves them to within two points of the play-offs.

DL - Scott Linton (Clyde)
Clyde got their first victory in six Ladbrokes League 2 games with a 3-1 triumph over Montrose. Linton, as he has often been this frustrating season, was the Bully Wee's top performer. His long throw led to the first goal and he battled both in and out of possession to help secure a much-needed win.

DM - Willo Flood (Aberdeen)
At a time when Aberdeen really needed someone to step up, they received an energetic performance from their central midfielder which helped them control the game en route to a 2-0 win over Dundee United, their first victory after a six-game winless run.

MC - Tom Rogic (Celtic)
The Australian contributed a polished performance in the attacking midfield spot. He also got things started against Ross County with a fine strike in what was otherwise a tricky first half for the league leaders, who would eventually run out 4-1 winners.

MC - John McGinn (Hibernian)
Another week, another dominant performance from Hibernian's midfield dynamo. McGinn's run in the build-up to Jason Cummings' goal was a piece of real quality. Moving as if the ball was on a piece of string attached to his foot, he side-stepped several challenges on the edge of the area. He also played a part in the third goal en route to an impressive 4-1 win.

AMC - James Keatings (Hibernian)
Following an injury-plagued start to his Hibs career, Keatings is now finding his feet and netted an impressive hat-trick in the club's come-from-behind victory over St Mirren. His second goal was the pick of the bunch as he fired in a beauty from 25 yards that flew into the top corner. This week's star man.

FC - Martyn Waghorn (Rangers)
Rangers got back to winning ways with a little help from their leading goalscorer, who was at his usual elusive best in the 4-0 victory over Alloa. Waghorn netted a couple of fine goals in the first half and was very unfortunate not to bag a hat-trick as some desperate last-ditch defending denied him.

FC - Leigh Griffiths (Celtic)
It's now 13 goals in 14 league games for Celtic's top marksman, with another couple of fine efforts in his side's 4-1 win at Ross County in the live match on Sunday. Not a bad weekend for the Scotland striker, who was also voted Ladbrokes Premiership Player of the Month for October.