Which Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield players made our Star Team of the Week?

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A full house of fixtures again for our sides following the international break and after good derby wins it is unsurprising to see Rotherham United and Sheffield United players putting in the stand out shows.

Here is our Team of the Week (3-5-2); let us know what you think and who you would have chosen...

Goalkeeper

Jed Steer (Doncaster Rovers): Having conceded three goals, Jed Steer probably did not think he had a particularly good afternoon. Yet without his heroics, Rovers 3-1 defeat could have been much wider. Good stops from Stephen Dobbie and Liam McAlinden kept the score down while there was very little the on loan Aston Villa man could have done about the goals.

Defence

Paddy McCarthy (Sheffield United): Showed his class during a near faultless display at centre-half against the dangerous James McCarthy. On this evidence, United must try and do everything within their power to persuade him to extend his loan from Crystal Palace when it expires early next month.

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United): Utterly composed at the back and a danger in the Leeds penalty area with his aerial prowess. The skipper is having a great season.

James Bree (Barnsley): A wise head on young shoulders - was pretty solid defensively for the most part and also provided the ball for Devante Cole to put the Reds in front against Peterborough.

Midfield

Royston Drenthe (Sheffield Wednesday): The only Owls player who can be satisfied with his performance. The Dutchman staked his claim for a full start after a lively second-half display in Saturday’s 3-0 home loss to Watford. His pace and direct style of play put the Hornets, at times, on the back foot. Came close to opening his Wednesday account on a couple of occasions but was thwarted by Heurelho Gomes.

Chris Basham (Sheffield United): His commanding performance in central midfield meant Sheffield United did not miss the injured James Wallace at the Coral Windows Stadium. Strong in the tackle and drove forward from deep on countless occasions.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United): Bradford City full-back Alan Sheehan will have been glad to see the back of his former Notts County team mate. Had Campbell-Ryce been better with his final ball, this would have been the perfect example of wing play.

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield): The left midfielder showed his versatility by playing on both flanks as well as at left back after a second half formation change. Nicked his second goal for the club, a move he started and finished by taking a calculated gamble to get into the box to volley home Gary Roberts’ dink forwards.

Paul Green (Rotherham United): Unbelievable energy levels in the first half against Leeds and tigerish determination to win every ball he contested. The Leeds midfield had had enough of him by the second half.

Forwards

Devante Cole (Barnsley): His goal at high-flying Peterborough was a touch of real class. His dad would have been proud of it.

Alex Revell (Rotherham United): A problem in the air all match for the Leeds defence and, as always, worked as hard as anybody on the pitch. Best of all, the 6ft 4in striker scored a deserved first Championship goal, which set New York Stadium alight. A big player for the Millers in more ways than one.