Hull City and Bradford City players shine in Yorkshire’s Team of the Week

With only Leagues One and Two in action during the international break, it provided an opportunity for some of Yorkshire’s less-heralded players to show what they can do.

Only Bradford City were able to get a win, putting the midweek defeat to Scunthorpe United behind them with a victory at Colchester United.

Hull City battled for a point which keeps them top of League One but Doncaster Rovers dropped out of the play-off places as they suffered another defeat.

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Meanwhile, at Harrogate Town, a decent debut Football League season is threatening to peter out.

Here we highlight the pick of the players, in a 4-3-1-2 formation,


Louis Jones (Doncaster Rovers)

Harrogate Town’s James Belshaw deserves an honourable mention but Doncaster’s Louis Jones gets the nod, producing an excellent display to justify Andy Butler’s faith in him.

Tom Eaves opens the scoring for Hull City (Picture: Tony Johnson)


Lewie Coyle (Hull City)

The stand-in captain drove the Tigers on from right-back against Gillingham.


Kian Scales of Bradford City. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Anthony O’Connor (Bradford City)

Used out of position at right-back at times lately, Bradford’s switch to a back three at Colchester United suited him well.


Jacob Greaves (Hull City)

Hull City's George Honeyman tackled by Gillingham's Jack Tucker. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Missed a good chance late on to earn Hull an extra two points but did the main part of his job – defending – well.


Branden Horton (Doncaster Rovers)

Another youngster given his chance by Butler, the left-back responded well to a tough examination.

Right central midfielder

Brendan Kiernan (Harrogate Town)

Harrogate Town suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southend United (Picture: Matt Kirkham)

The Sulphurites’ day could have been very different had his outside-of-the-boot effort not thudded against the crossbar but the winger impressed as a first-half substitute for Simon Power, who played well too before pulling his hamstring.

Central midfielder

George Honeyman (Hull City)

A consistent performer for Hull this season, he was on form again at the weekend.

Left central midfielder

Josh McPake (Harrogate Town)

Twice denied by really good saves from Mark Oxley, McPake was a real threat down Harrogate’s left on Saturday, and his hamstring injury was a blow.


Kian Scales (Bradford City)

A wonderful first goal in professional football capped an excellent display from the Bantams youngster, staking his claim to take on Callum Cooke’s No 10 role in the run-in.

Centre forward

Tom Eaves (Hull City)

Edges out team-mate Mallik Wilks by virtue of his first goal since December 2, scored inevitably against his old team, to make light of Josh Magennis’s absence.

Centre forward

Claydon Donaldson (Bradford City)

Largely overlooked by Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, the much-travelled striker produced a timely reminder of his worth, setting up Scales in an excellent individual performance.


Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars (Bradford City)

As the only Yorkshire managers to record a win at the weekend, the Bantams pair were a shoo-in, getting the team back on track with victory over a side they ought to have beaten.

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Doncaster Rovers' Branden Horton put in a strong showing (Picture: Marie Caley)