The Star’s Team of the Week

The Star's star XI
The Star's star XI

Every week we’ll be offering our opinion on who the best players from our teams were, over the weekend, and putting them into a Star XI.

Let us know what you think and tell us if any other players deserved a mention after their performance yesterday.

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Tommy Lee (Chesterfield)

A number of fantastic saves in the first half to keep a 1-0 advantage but a series of three in 30 seconds broke Orient hearts and resolve


Reece Brown (Barnsley)

The younger brother of Wes got up and down the right flank well from full back, on his debut.

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield)

Won every header, every tackle and set up Eoin Doyle’s key second goal. Almost perfect defensive performance.

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday)

He barely put a foot wrong on his debut. His positional play and reading of the game was excellent.

Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers)

Immense performance from the veteran defender on his return to the Rovers starting line up after recovering from injury


Louis Reed (Sheffield United)

Aged just 17, the midfielder deserved his place in Sheffield United’s starting eleven after impressing during pre-season and, despite making the odd mistake, did not look out of place on the League One stage.

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday)

Got through so much work and was an influential figure, especially in the first half. Kept things ticking over in the centre and put in a number of crunching tackles.

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United)

Worked in tandem with Paul Green to nullify the quick-passing threat of Derby’s classy midfield men. By the second half they were winning their battle.

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers)

Recently tipped by Paul Dickov as being one to watch this season after an injury-ravaged last campaign, Forrester showed just why with a goal and an assist


Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers)

A great start to his Rovers campaign, with an early goal and for the entire match he hassled and harried Yeovil’s backline, causing problems throughout the game.

Michael Higden (Sheffield United)

Brought a presence to Sheffield United’s attack the club lacked last season and, despite not yet being fully up to speed, marked his debut with a goal


Craig Alcock (Sheffield United): Despite being regarded primarily as a full-back, the former Peterborough defender demonstrated he is also an accomplished centre-half. Also looks set to become a crowd favourite at Bramall Lane

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers): Like his strike partner Curtis Main, Tyson worked hard and never gave the Yeovile defence a moments peace.

Kieren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday): Produced a faultless performance at Brighton. Had very little to do all game but was there when it mattered to keep out Chris O’Grady’s 70th minute strike.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley): The Reds’ man of the match in an impressive central midfield performance on his debut.

Paul Green (Rotherham United): Hard working display alongside Frecklington with the duo looking like being a solid partnership in the Championship this season.