SPFL team of the week

Congratulations to Gregor Fotheringham !


GK – Graeme Smith (Stenhousemuir)
The goalkeeper made several good saves, including a penalty stop, as Stenhousemuir drew 1-1 with East Fife. The point was enough to move Stenny off the bottom of the Ladbrokes League 1 table, just ahead of Brechin City, who they play on Saturday.

DR – James Tavernier (Rangers)
Tavernier converted two penalties as Rangers beat Aberdeen 2-0 at Ibrox on Sunday. The result cemented Rangers’ position in the top two of Scottish football for the first time since 2012.

DC – Jozo Simunovic (Celtic)
Wearing No 5, with 67 (minutes) on the clock, it was almost fate that Simunovic would score the only goal as Celtic defeated Kilmarnock on a day when they honoured the legendary Billy McNeill, undoubtedly the greatest No 5 in the club’s history.

DC – Jamie McCart (Inverness CT)
The defender impressed alongside Coll Donaldson as John Robertson’s side harmed Alloa’s hopes of surviving the relegation battle with a 2-1 win in Clackmannanshire. The Wasps are now second bottom of the Ladbrokes Championship going into the final round of fixtures.

DL – Daniel Harvie (Ayr United)
The left-back is enjoying a resurgence in form and put in another excellent display as Ayr United stopped Partick Thistle from securing their Championship safety with a 2-1 win at Firhill.

MR – Scott Pittman (Livingston)
Pittman netted twice in the space of 14 second-half minutes as Livingston turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead away to Hamilton Accies. They were not able to hold on, eventually drawing 3-3 after an injury-time Aaron McGowan strike, but it was a good point on the road.

MC – David Turnbull (Motherwell)
Another terrific Saturday afternoon for the highly-promising Motherwell midfielder saw him score twice as the Fir Park side dealt Dundee another blow with a 4-3 victory. For his injury-time winner and overall performance, he is this week’s star man.

MC – Gregor Fotheringham (Albion Rovers)
The No 8 scored as Albion Rovers secured their safety and great escape at the bottom of Ladbrokes League 2, winning 3-0 at Berwick Rangers and ensuring their hosts end up in the relegation play-offs.

ML – Greg Kiltie (Morton)
The on-loan Kilmarnock midfielder shone for Jonatan Johansson’s side away to Dunfermline and converted a late penalty in the 1-0 win, on a day when both clubs secured their Championship status for another season.

FC – Leighton McIntosh (Airdrieonians)
Arbroath have appeared to be on cruise control for weeks, so it was perhaps no surprise that, having wrapped up the League 1 title, they weren’t at their best in this away trip to Airdrie. McIntosh netted twice in the 3-0 victory for Ian Murray’s men.

FC – Kevin Nisbet (Raith Rovers)
Rovers showed some fighting spirit at the weekend, twice coming back from a goal down to defeat relegation threatened Brechin City at Stark’s Park with Nisbet netting a double in the 3-2 win to take his tally for the season to an outstanding 30 league goals.