SPFL

The SPL Weekend Dream Team

  • Goalkeeper: Michael Fraser (Ross County)

Another day for the newly promoted Staggies, another clean sheet for the men from Dingwall. And a lot of credit must go to Ross County keeper Fraser who has only seen the ball go past him into the net once this season with Dundee United being the latest side unable to find a way of beating him.

  • Left Back: Steven Hammell (Motherwell)

One of the better uncapped players in the league, Hammell continues to play an integral role in Motherwell’s  march to the top of the table. Another fine performance in the 2-1 win at Dundee gives him my nod for the left back role.

  • Centre Half: James McPake (Hibernian)

Adding some much needed steel to the Hibs back-line McPake has led from the back as the Easter Road men continue their surprising start to the campaign. The Northern Ireland centre half put in another impressive display as Hibs overcame Kilmarnock.

  • Centre Half: Jim Goodwin (St Mirren)

For goal of the weekend look no further that Jim Goodwins superb 40 yard strike against Hearts. The Buddies captain also did’nt do a bad job at the back as the Paisley men shut out Hearts in their 2-0 victory.

  •  Right Back: Tom Hateley (Motherwell)

Its always difficult to follow in the footsteps of a famous father but Tom Hateley is doing enough to come out his dads shadows thanks to his continued development at Fir Park. His corner was met by Michael Higdon for Wells winner at Dundee to cap off another excellent showing.

  •  Midfielder: Gary Deegan (Hibernian)

The tough as teak Irishman’s arrival at Hibs has proved to be one of the main reasons Pat Fenlon’s team have ripped up the form book this term. Deegan was instrumental in their 2-1 win over Kilmarnock and earns my vote as the digger for this dream team.

  •  Midfielder: Paul McGowan (St Mirren)

McGowan has started this season off the way he finished last, inspiring St Mirren with another fine showing in the win over Hearts. The little midfielder was at the heart of all things good for Danny Lennon’s men and if he maintains this form Buddies fans are in for a treat this term.

  •  Midfielder: Paddy Gregg (St Johnstone)

Undoubtedly the biggest shock of the weekend was struggling St Johnstones 2-1 defeat of Celtic and Paddy Gregg’s excellent performance was one of the reasons they came out on top. The Saints middleman worked his socks off as Steve Lomas’ Perth men toppled the champions in the lunch time kick off.

  •  Forward: Steven Thompson (St Mirren)

Target man Thompson was praised by his gaffer Danny Lennon after turning in a quality showing in the win over Hearts. The ex Scotland international had a hand in the Saint second goal and tormented the Hearts defence all afternoon.

  •  Forward: Michael Higdon (Motherwell)

Scouse striker Higdon notched a double as Well continued their fine form coming from behind to defeat Dundee at Dens. Higdon has now scored six goals this season for Stuart McCall’s outfit and continues to be one of the most difficult hitmen for SPL defenders to deal with.

  •  Forward: Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian)

Sparky frontman Griffiths was the Hibs hero in their latest win with two first half strikes, one coming direct from a corner. The little pacy front-man tormented the Killie back-line all afternoon as he maintained his excellent early season form.

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