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Who joins Macheda and Drinkwater in the Championship team of mid-week?

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A look at the best 11 players from the midweek games in the Championship featuring Leicester City, Doncaster Rovers stars and more.

Al-Habsi - Wigan Athletic 

After missing Wigan's fantastic win against Manchester City at the weekend, Al-Habsi replaced former England goalkeeper, Scott Carson, against Sheffield Wednesday. The Omani stopper kept a clean sheet to stake his claim for a spot in Wigan's FA Cup semi final against Arsenal. Despite giving away a penalty he managed to  keep out on-loan Blackburn Rovers striker, Leon Best's penalty kick.

Alan Hutton - Bolton Wanderers  

Bolton continued their impressive run of form midweek as they picked up a point away to Derby County. Doughie Freedman's men had their defence to thank as the resilient defensive line shut out the Rams. The experience of  Scottish International Alan Hutton proved to be vital for Bolton as he made several crucial interceptions and prevent any real threat from Derby's left hand side.

Christophe Berra - Ipswich Town

Berra scored the winner for Ipswich Town as they made the long trip to Huish Park to beat Yeovil 1-0. The former Wolves man was solid throughout and top off his performance with a tap in at the far post following a flick on by fellow centre half, Tommy Smith.

Michael Duff - Burnley 

The 36-year-old managed to score for the Clarets as they just about held on for a point at St Andrews. Duff put Burnley into a 2-1 lead with a headed goal. The Northern Irish man's goal wasn't enough for the victory after a crazy final 20 minutes saw the game finish 3-3.

Stephen Ward - Brighton

Ward secured all the points for Brighton as they beat QPR 2-0 at the Amex. Ward was a part of a solid defensive unit which restrict Harry Redknapp's QPR to a few long range shots. Despite not dominating possession, Brighton held firm and two late tap ins was enough to secure the three points.

Danny Drinkwater - Leicester City 

Another three points for Leicester beating Barnsley 0-3 at Oakwell. Nigel Pearson's men look certain to be a Premier League side next season. Drinkwater was superb in the middle of midfield, controlling the tempo of the game and really hurting Barnsley with some tremendous through balls.

Andy Reid - Nottingham Forest

Despite the goal being controversial, Reid still picked up an assist for a delightful cross for Darius Henderson to bundle home with his hand. The experienced midfielder was brought on with 20 minutes to go and didn't take much time to get back to his usual self by dictating the play which changed the course of the match. 

Hal Robson-Kanu - Reading

The highly rated Robson-Kanu showed signs of his impressive form last season as Reading beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road. It was another terrible evening for the Elland Road faithful as McDermott was pitted against his former club. The Welsh international scored the fourth for Reading and his pace caused Leeds problems all night long.

Jamie Vardy - Leicester City

The £1 Million pound striker has certainly proved his worth this season for Leicester City and struck another two goals in their win against Barnsley. Vardy, also set up Danny Drinkwater's goal to show that his game is much more than just scoring goals. The Sheffield born striker impressively rounded the keeper for his second goal and cooly slotted home.

Federico Macheda - Birmingham City

Substitute Federico Macheda scored two late goals for Lee Clark's men as he came on against Burnley. Within four minutes of Macheda coming on, he found the net with a low shot that creped underneath Burnley's goalkeeper. The Manchester United loanee proved his worth by scoring a vital last minute goal to secure a point for the Blues with a chested goal. 

Billy Sharp - Doncaster Rovers

Billy Sharp's injury time winner against Watford ensured his side a bit of breathing space in the race against the drop. Sharp delighted Rovers' fans by pouncing on a loose ball to slot home for all three points.  

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