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EFL Team of the Week: Including Jack Clarke, Wout Faes & Alan Browne

Mark Mothershaw selects his EFL team of the week following the recent midweek action across the EFL Championship and League One.

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GK: Ryan Allsop (Hull City)

The 31-year-old made a significant contribution in what was his first league outing of the campaign for Hull City, helping his side blunt a previously potent Leeds United frontline. Allsop made five saves throughout the encounter as well as possessing a 100% catch success rate as the Tigers maintained their impressive start to the season.

DF: Peter Kioso (Peterborough United)

Peter Kioso was Posh's star performer as they recorded a first win in five to move back towards the upper echelons of League One. The powerful and pacey 24-year-old chipped in with his first goal of the season in a 3-0 triumph over Cheltenham, whilst he also played three key passes and made two interceptions and two clearances to notch up a much-needed clean sheet.

DF: Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town)

Luke Woolfenden produced a colossal performance at the heart of the Ipswich Town backline as the Tractor Boys upstaged Southampton on the South Coast on Tuesday. The sides were two tiers apart just a matter of months ago, but Omari Hutchinson's goal, together with some astute defending from Woolfenden and co, ensured all three points went back to Suffolk.

DF: Wout Faes (Leicester City)

The towering Belgian made a league high eight clearances as Leicester City maintained their Championship charge in a top of the table clash with Norwich City this week. The 25-year-old also made a goal saving block, two tackles and a vital interception as the Foxes swallowed up the Canaries at Carrow Road.

DF: Ben Wilmot (Stoke City)

Ben Wilmot has continued from where he left off last season, impressing in a Stoke City side that has undergone major renovation work during the summer. The former Watford man was superb once again in Wednesday evening's 2-2 draw with Huddersfield Town, making an interception, three clearances and winning nine aerial duels - one of which put his side in front prior to the Terriers pegging the Potters back.

MF: Kwadwo Baah (Burton Albion)

Kwadwo Baah's first start of the campaign proved a memorable one as the 20-year-old netted his maiden goal for the club as the Brewers secured a first win of the term away at high-flying Port Vale. As well as his well-taken goal, the German youth international also weighed in with three successful dribbles, a key pass and a match high 93% pass completion rate.

MF: Alan Browne (Preston North End)

Preston north End's 'Mr Reliable' delivered the goods once more as the Lilywhites cemented themselves at the summit of the Championship with yet another victory in midweek. The Republic of Ireland international assisted one of the two goals scored against Birmingham City, whilst he also showcased the defensive side of his game too, registering four tackles, three interceptions and two clearances to help secure another vital victory.

MF: Matty James (Bristol City)

At 32, the former Leicester City man may be reaching the twilight years of his career, but he still has plenty to offer - as was proven in Birstol City's 4-1 demolition of Plymouth. The livewire midfielder popped off three shots during the rout, one of which hit the back of the net, as well as completing three successive dribbles and two pinpoint crosses.

FW: Ryan Longman (Millwall)

Millwall's 22-year-old left winger was the talisman for his side as they bounced back from their weekend hiding against Leeds United by putting Rotherham United to the sword at the Den. Longman scored and assisted as the Londoners secured the spoils in such comfortable fashion.

FW: Colby Bishop (Portsmouth)

Pompey's number nine made it three goals in as many matches after hitting the target in his side's 3-2 victory over Barnsley at Oakwell. The 26-year-old dispatched an eighth minute penalty with real aplomb as his side raced out of the traps, before teeing up a second just a matter of seconds later. Barnsley did stage a second half fightback to ensure a tense finale, but the early damage, which Bishop was at the heart of, proved a tad too much to overcome.

FW: Jack Clarke (Sunderland)

Premier League scouts were once again in attendance as Jack Clarke continued to shine for Sunderland in their 3-1 away victory over Blackburn Rovers. The former Tottenham Hotspur man was the only player across the EFL to net two goals during the week as the Black Cats scored a comprehensive 3-1 win on the road. It's now eight goal involvements in seven league outings for the 22-year-old in 2023/24.

Manager: Dino Maamria (Burton Albion)

It's been far from the idyllic start to the new season for Burton Albion boss Dino Maamria, but could their midweek success against promotion-chasing Port Vale prove the turning point for the Pirelli Stadium in 2023/24? Previously winless in the league, the Tunisian boss oversaw a superb 3-2 win at Vale Park on Tuesday night to claim three vital points and deny the Valiants the chance of moving to the summit of League One.

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