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Tuesday 18th October 2016

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast takes us through his Team of the Week selections, with Ayr United's Alan Forrest bagging the Star Man award.

Craig Fowler of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast takes us through his Team of the Week selections, with Ayr United's Alan Forrest bagging the Star Man award.

GK - Jamie MacDonald (Kilmarnock)
The keeper made a few top saves to keep his side level at 0-0 before Scott Boyd's late goal gave them all three points. The timing of the win at McDiarmid Park was crucial, a real confidence booster so soon after losing Greg Kiltie for the season due to injury.

DR - Shay Logan (Aberdeen)
Aberdeen fans have come to expect top-class displays from their right-back and they were treated to another in Saturday's 4-0 win over Ross County. As well as being defensively accomplished, the marauding Englishman helped himself to a goal and an assist in the rout. 

DC - Clint Hill (Rangers)
The veteran is proving to be a calming presence in the Rangers backline as they secured their third clean sheet of the season - and third in four weeks - with an away win at Inverness CT. The hosts had a pair of decent chances, but were largely kept quiet by a solid Rangers defence.

DC - Colin Hamilton (Arbroath)
The left-sided defender was a composed presence in the Arbroath defence as the Red Lichties notched an impressive derby victory over league leaders Forfar with a 2-0 win at Gayfield.

DL - Mark Russell (Morton)
Kieran Tierney wasn't the only left-back to go on a tremendous mazy run this past week, and this one led to a goal. Russell weaved his way around six opponents before feeding Jamie McDonagh who jinked past another before slotting home. Aside from that contribution, Russell showed great energy up and down the flank all game long as Morton thumped Queen of the South.

MR - James Forrest (Celtic)
Another impressive performance from the winger, who is managing to keep Patrick Roberts out of the Celtic team at present. Once again he gave the opposing full-back a torrid time, going inside and out, as Celtic defeated Motherwell 2-0 at Parkhead.

MC - Ross Forbes (Morton)
Morton's win at Dumfries was simply sensational. Travelling to the league leaders, they put in one of the best performances in recent seasons, scoring five goals without reply. As usual when Morton are on their game, Forbes was at the heart of things, scoring one and setting up another in the win.

MC - Kyle Turner (Stranraer)
Another 5-0 away win (there were three this past weekend) courtesy of Stranraer from their trip to Stenhousemuir. Turner was the player who particularly caught the eye. The 18-year-old pulled the strings in midfield, and got himself on the scoresheet, in the one-sided contest.

ML - Jonny Hayes (Aberdeen)
The winger tormented Ross County from first minute to last as Aberdeen put four past Ross County. He got things going with a thunderous strike and a minute later drew the challenge from Tim Chow that saw County reduced to 10 men. From that point on, there was only going to be one winner.

FC - Alan Forrest (Ayr United)
This week's star man - despite not featuring in a five-goal margin away win (just the three for Ayr) - is James Forrest's brother Alan. The attacker bagged himself a hat-trick as Ayr picked up, what is already being described as, a vitally important win against fellow Championship part-timers Dumbarton. Forrest got all three goals in the 3-0 win.

FC - Shane Sutherland (Elgin)
The last of the 5-0 away victories saw Elgin go to Montrose and tear the hosts apart. In fairness, the home side were reduced to nine men, though City were already comfortably in front before that occurred. Sutherland got himself on the scoresheet and drew widespread praise for his tireless performance.