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Tuesday 16th February 2021

Hamilton Academical Scottish Premiership

Team of the Week

Craig Fowler from A View From the Terrace names his Team of the Week, with Hakeem Odoffin of Hamilton Accies the star man

GK - Joe Lewis (Aberdeen)
While the Dons custodian is undoubtedly a top keeper, it didn't take much for him to make the team this week with few stand-out performances in goal across the seven SPFL matches that went ahead. Still, he kept a clean sheet and made a vital first-half save which helped goal-shy Aberdeen gain a point against St Mirren.

DC - Willie Gibson (Queen of the South)
The first of three right-backs squeezed into a back three, Gibson was excellent against Hearts on Friday night, snuffing out the threat of Gary Mackay-Steven and helping to constantly repel away attacks even though the visitors dominated possession.

DC - Jason Thomson (Arbroath)
Arbroath were made to curse their wastefulness at the Indodrill Stadium as Dick Campbell's side dominated the first half and yet lost two points in a 1-1 draw with Alloa thanks to an injury-time equaliser. Nevertheless, Thomson was impressive throughout for the away side.

DC - Marcus Fraser (St Mirren)
Our third and final right-back at least has a lot of experience playing in central defence. Fraser was the best player on the park in difficult, windy conditions at Pittodrie.

MR - Ian Harkes (Dundee United)
Harkes came off the bench for United 30 minutes into their clash with Livingston after the hosts were reduced to 10 men. He made an immediate impact with a through ball for Lawrence Shankland to score his opener, won the foul that led to the referee evening things up on the red-card front, and generally dashed around the midfield.

MC - Hakeem Odoffin (Hamilton Accies)
As good as Harkes was for United, Odoffin was even better for Hamilton Accies. The utility man seemed to be everywhere on the Fir Park turf on Saturday, constantly winning second balls, showing composure in possession and playing a key part in two of the goals. He helped Accies dominate in a 4-1 derby thumping and for that he gets the star man award this week.

MC - Steven Davis (Rangers)
Although Ryan Jack made the headlines with a stunning volley, the stand-out in the centre of the park for Rangers in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock was the veteran, who is putting together a really strong Player of the Year candidacy.

ML - Scott McMann (Hamilton Accies)
The second - but not final - Accies player to make the team comes on the left flank. McMann was granted space by the Motherwell defence to get balls into the penalty area and he duly delivered, giving the home side all sorts of problems.

FC - Bruce Anderson (Hamilton Accies)
The on-loan Aberdeen striker also makes the team for a terrific shift in attack during the rout of Motherwell. He got things started with a sharp early finish and his touch and movement around the final third helped Brian Rice's side dominate proceedings.

FC - Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)
SPFL top scorer Edouard continued his recent scoring streak with two well-taken finishes in Celtic's come-from-behind victory over St Johnstone. It wasn't a vintage performance by the reigning champions by any means, but with a player of Edouard's quality they always have a great chance of victory in any individual match.

FC - Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United)
With Scotland boss Steve Clarke pondering his selection for the final international break before the Euros, Shankland is hitting good form at just the right time. His two goals in the 3-0 win over Livingston highlighted his movement, determination, skill and finishing prowess.

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