Date: 4th January 2017 at 8:39am
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Rochdale are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week’s action.

The performance by Oliver Rathbone in the two nil victory over Walsall on Monday at the Banks’s Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other most impressive performers in the Football League pyramid.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Rathbone was selected as part of the team but explaining the choice – the FL blurb read.

‘Rochdale recorded a 10th consecutive home win to end 2016, with Rathbone producing a Man of the Match performance in the 2-1 win against Shrewsbury Town. Three days later, the midfielder impressed once more, playing his part in the second goal as Walsall fell victim to the in-form Dale.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Rathbone for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the three points.

Full Team:

Jak Alnwick (Port Vale), Amari’i Bell (Fleetwood Town), Chey Dunkley (Oxford United), Christian Burgess (Portsmouth), Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United), Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United), Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale), Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers), Nelson Oliveira (Norwich City), Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic), Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

Manager – Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers).