Team of the Week - Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United leading the way

LEEDS UNITED and Sheffield Wednesday take pride of place in our latest Yorkshire Post Team of the Week, flanked by Rotherham United.

Dynamic duo: Match-winner Jordan Rhodes is congratulated by team-mate Barry Bannan. Picture: Simon Hulme

The line-up - in a 3-4-3 formation - is:

Goalkeeper: Illan Meslier (Leeds United)

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Made excellent first-half saves to deny Maja and Anguissa at Craven Cottage and played his part as Leeds broke their London hoodoo.

Midfield choice: Doncaster Rovers' James Coppinger.

Defence: Osaze Urhoghide (Sheffield Wednesday)

Stood up to the physicality of Barnsley and produced an assured defensive performance which belied his tender years. Looks a fine prospect.

Richard Wood (Rotherham United)

The old warhorse did exactly what it said on the tin and was a sergeant-major at the back at Bristol City and helped himself to a goal at the other end from a corner. Huge player and character.

Niall Canavan (Bradford City)

Continued his strong form since joining the club with another sturdy performance in City’s Roses encounter with OIdham Athletic.

Midfield: James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers)

Produced a quality cross for Rovers’ first leveller at Gillingham and scored a well-taken goal. Still a key performer for Doncaster at his seasoned age.

Winging in: Leeds United's Raphinha. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United)

A typically snappy, high-energy and dominant Phillips performance at Fulham and was an enforcer for most of the evening as Leeds United secured their top-flight safety. Not that it was ever really in doubt.

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday)

Back to something resembling his best at Barnsley and outshone his opposite number Alex Mowatt.

In charge: Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore.

Produced a good cross for Rhodes’s opener and made Wednesday tick and was at the heart of it.

Raphinha (Leeds United)

Always seems to do something good in games at the minute and after threatening with set-plays in particular, the winger scored a well-taken goal. Such an important player for Leeds and one of the top-flight’s undoubted signings of the season.

Forwards: Patrick Bamford (Leeds United)

Snubbed by England, but did not worry about it one iota.

Produced a goal and assist at Fulham and fully underlined his importance to the Leeds cause. Again.

Michael Smith (Rotherham United)

Never give Bristol City’s defenders a moment’s peace and picked a timely moment to score his ninth goal of the season in a precious Rotherham win. Huge figure in every way for the Millers.

Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday)

Feed the Rhodes and he will score? It has hardly been the case in his time at Hillsborough, but his predatory radar is finally starting to flash again and still represents Wednesday’s best hope of Championship survival.

Bagged the match-winning brace at Barnsley and took his tally to three goals inside a week.

Manager/head coach: Darren Moore (Sheffield Wednesday)

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