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A closer look at this weekend’s Championship Team of the Week

Goalkeeper 

Allan McGregor (Hull City) 

The Scotsman successfully kept out a strong MK Dons attack as Hull eased to a 2-0 win at Stadium MK on Saturday. McGregor’s fantastic form this season has helped make Hull the best defensive side in the league. The Tigers have only conceded eight league goals this campaign.

Defenders 

Dominic Iorfa (Wolves) 

The 20 year-old put in a man of the match display as Wolves beat local rivals Birmingham City 2-0 at St Andrews on Saturday. Iorfa broke into the Wolves side last season and has since become a regular presence in defense for the Molinuex club. Iorfa’s progress was recently recognized by Roy Hodgson when the defender was invited to train with the England team last month.

Richard Stearman (Fulham) 

Stearman has adapted well to life at Craven Cottage since joining Fulham from Wolves in August. The 26-year old put in a fine display as Fulham battled to a convincing 4-1 win at Bristol City. Stearman was one of Wolves’ standout players last season and won the club’s 2015 Fan’s Player of the Year and 2015 Player’s Player of the Year awards.

Christophe Berra (Ipswich) 

The 30-year-old played a key role as Ipswich tamed Cardiff’s strike force at Portman Road on Saturday.Berra has been ever present in the Tractor Boys defense since joining the club in 2013 and has become a popular figure among the club’s fans.

Cyrus Christie (Derby) 

Christie’s surging runs up the right flank helped Derby to an emphatic 3-0 win over bottom of the table Rotherham this weekend. The 23-year-old joined County from Coventry in 2014 and made 40 appearances last season as The Rams just missed out on a play-off place.

Midfielders 

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) 

The Ghanaian international grabbed his second goal of the season as his side breezed past Charlton at the Riverside on Saturday. The 26 year-old dribbled in from the right before striking a powerful left footed strike past Stephen Henderson and into the top corner. Adomah joined Middlesbrough from Bristol City in 2013 and has scored 18 goals for the club in all competitions.

Dave Edwards (Wolves) 

The 29-year old opened the scoring at St Andrews when he capitalized on a calamitous mix-up in Birmingham’s defense to coolly slot the ball past Thomasz Kuszczak. Edwards has been at Wolves since 2008 and has made over 200 appearances for the club. The midfielder has also accumulated 31 caps for Wales.

Jacob Butterfield (Derby) 

Jacob Butterfield grabbed his first Derby goal on Saturday since joining from Huddersfield Town in August. The 25-year-old finished off a fine move by unleashing a fierce drive into the bottom corner from 25-yards out. Butterfield was voted Huddersfield’s Player of the Season last year after scoring six goals in 45 appearances.

Alan Judge (Brentford) 

The 26-year-old Irish winger has come into his own this season and put in another sterling display on Friday as Brentford eased to victory over local rivals QPR. Judge put in a fantastic cross for loanee Marco Djuricin, who headed the ball past Rob Green to score the only goal of the game. Judge has won many plaudits this season and is Brentford’s leading goal-scorer and assist maker this season.

Strikers 

Andre Gray (Burnley) 

Andre Gray continued his fine scoring form by grabbing both goals in Burnley’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield at Turf Moore on Saturday. Gray has quickly adapted to life at Burnley since joining from Brentford for a club record fee of £9 million and is now the Championship’s second top-scorer on eight goals. On Saturday Gray coolly slotted a penalty past Jason Steer before doubling his tally for the day by running onto Sam Vokes’ through ball and clinically finishing.

Moussa Dembele (Fulham) 

After showing promise last season, the 19-year-old has well and truly lived up to his potential during the early stages of this campaign. Dembele grabbed two goals at Ashton Gate on Saturday to extend his tally to 7 goals for the season. For his first goal of the weekend Dembele was on hand to connect with James Husband’s cross to slide the ball in from six yards. The French-born striker then scored again just 16 minutes later when he side footed Tom Cairney’s cross into the far corner.

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