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Duo in Team of the Week

3 April 2013

Shaun Williams and Patrick Bamford have been named in the League 1 Team of the Week for their exploits in MK Dons’ Easter fixtures.

The Dons enjoyed a perfect weekend in the League with back-to-back victories in the League for the first time in 2013.

Karl Robinson's men overcame Hartlepool United 2-0, before seeing off the challenge of promotion chasing Brentford by the same scoreline, and Bamford and Williams are the players rewarded.

Striker Bamford, who is on loan from Chelsea, scored the first goal of the weekend for the Dons, up at Hartlepool, while defender Williams was essential in keeping two clean sheets.

Shrewsbury Town drew and won in their two matches, and they also have two players in the XI.

Defender Yado Mambo is alongside Williams at centre-back, after he scored for the Shrews against Carlisle, and striker Tom Eaves leads the line. The young front man, who is on loan from Bolton Wanderers, hit a stunning hat-trick on Monday as Graham Turner's men beat Crawley Town 3-0.

Walsall registered the same points tally as Shrewsbury over the two weekend fixtures to keep their Play-Off hopes alive at the top end of the League 1 table and the Saddlers have two of their star performers in the squad.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone didn't concede a goal in the 180 minutes, so it's no surprise to see him between the sticks, while Craig Westcarr netted a brace in a 4-0 victory against near-neighbours Coventry City to earn his place, partnering Eaves in the forward ranks.

Prior to that loss against Walsall, Coventry had overcome leaders Doncaster Rovers 1-0, and the goalscorer was Cyrus Christie, who takes the right-back slot.

At left-back, meanwhile, is Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels. The Cherries recorded a maximum points haul over the Easter weekend, without conceding a goal, and Daniels was one of their stand-out players in the back line.

In the middle of the park, Stevenage's Max Ehmer is joined by Brentford's Toumani Diagouraga.

21-year-old Ehmer scored the decisive goal for Stevenage against Hartlepool to give Graham Westley a victory in his first game back at the helm, while Diagouraga found the net for Brentford in their 2-1 win on Friday against Notts County.

Completing the midfield, and the team, is Crewe Alexandra's Bradden Inman, who was on form for the Alex, scoring two in two, as they picked up a point at Bury and all three at home to Preston North End.

Team of the Week in full: Sam Johnsone (Walsall); Cyrus Christie (Coventry), Yado Mambo (Shrewsbury), Shaun Williams (MK Dons), Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth); Patrick Bamford (MK Dons), Max Ehmer (Stevenage), Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford), Bradden Inman (Crewe); Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury), Craig Westcarr (Walsall).

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