Team of the Week: Bringing together Yorkshire’s best

Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan
Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan
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After a tough weekend featuring only four victories for Yorkshire sides, there were still some performances worth highlighting in the county.

Here is our Yorkshire team of the week:

Sheffield United's George Long.

Sheffield United's George Long.

1: George Long (Sheffield United). Paid tribute to Alan Hodgkinson, the legendary Blades goalkeeper, by performing exceptionally as Sheffield United overcame the pre-match predictions to secure a vital victory in their promotion push.

2: Moses Odubajo (Hull City). An unexceptional display, although an important one, as Odubajo helped keep Bolton at bay. The solid defending of the Tigers meant they could take advantage of Chuba Akpom’s goal in an otherwise turgid game.

3: Charlie Taylor (Leeds United). As unfussed as he ever looks in a Leeds United shirt. Taylor recovered from glandular fever only two weeks ago, and the fact that he performed as he did on Saturday, hardly missing a beat, suggests medical researchers should take a look at Taylor.

4: Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough). Solid as he ever is, Ayala earns extra plaudits this week because of the comfort with which Middlesbrough managed their clean sheet. Admittedly, they were lacking at the other end of the pitch, but there was little worth criticising in the back line.

Hull City's Michael Dawson .

Hull City's Michael Dawson .

5: Michael Dawson (Hull City). Returned to the line-up after a period on the sidelines with injury. Made a big difference in comparison to Hull’s struggles against Leeds defensively last week as the Tigers earned a clean sheet.

6: Lewis Cook (Leeds United). There has been enough talk about Lewis Cook to fill a book over the last few months, but there is a reason why. When Cook got going in the second-half Leeds looked a significantly better side. Everything flowed through the 18-year-old, who was all over the park.

7: Stuart Dallas (Leeds United). Brilliant in the second-half, Dallas showed why Leeds chose to spend over £1 million on him in the summer. Slowly settling into his role in the United squad and putting in better performances on a consistent basis.

8: Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday). Played an important role for Sheffield Wednesday as they came from two goals down, scoring the equaliser for the Owls. After a few years of floating from club to club, finally a sense that Bannan has found a home.

9: Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers). Has been integral to a run of form since Darren Ferguson took over and popped up once again on Saturday to give Rovers the win. Williams struck deep into stoppage time with a calm finish to move his club up to 15th.

10: Chuba Akpom (Hull City). Scored the solitary goal of a tight game against Bolton Wanderers. Had missed an easy opportunity against Leeds only a week prior. Saturday’s winner represented something of a turnaround for the Arsenal loanee.

11: Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town). Unlikely to score a better goal in his career, although will have been disappointed with the overall outcome. Gave Town some hope, and will have made a third defeat from four games seem slightly less painful.

Manager: Nigel Adkins (Sheffield United). Made the correct substitution in the 70th minute, putting Billy Sharp on for Connor Sammon. Sharp popped up with the winner, no matter how lucky it was, justifying Adkins’ decision.