The top 5 players in The Championship this weekend…
Leicester are now unbeaten in six games and home-grown young talent Andy King has been the driving force behind Leicester’s charge into the play-off places. Still only 22, King has a very bright future and two strikes this weekend in Leicester’s 4-1 home win against Barnsley took his goal tally to 12 for the season.
Damien Delaney – Ipswich Town
Two wins in a row has seen Ipswich rise up the table lately and this run continued on Saturday with an emphatic 3-0 win at home to Sheffield United. Damien Delaney not only helped Ipswich keep a clean sheet, but also opened the floodgates at Portman Road rising highest from Bullard’s free kick. The Irishman then capped off an impressive performance by providing a cross for David Norris to score. Delaney will be hoping his recent return to form will be rewarded with a contract renewal at the end of the season.
Julian Speroni – Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace may be embroiled in a relegation battle this season, but Speroni has played a significant role in helping keep them afloat. The Eagles moved further away from the bottom three this weekend with a hard fought 1-0 win against Middlesbrough. It is now seven matches since Crystal Palace last conceded at Selhurst Park and Palace fans will be delighted at the Argentine’s decision to extend his stay at the club for a further three-and-a-half years.
Matty Fryatt – Hull City
Matty Fryatt put Scunthorpe to the sword this weekend with a superb hat trick. The targetman has struck up an impressive partnership with fellow new signing Aaron McLean since arriving in January. Hull’s recent unbeaten run of five games has coincided with Fryatt scoring six goals and with the Tigers just six points off the top six, Hull supporters will be hoping that their upturn in fortunes continues.
Aaron Ramsey – Cardiff City
Craig Bellamy may have grabbed the headlines this weekend after sealing the win in the South Wales derby, but Ramsey definitely deserves some of the plaudits. The midfielder, on loan from Arsenal, ran the midfield for Cardiff and provided the killer pass right at the death for the Bluebirds’ winning goal. The Welshman may only be on a one-month deal, but Cardiff boss Dave Jones has already expressed his hope that Ramsey will stay until the end of the season and boost Cardiff’s promotion push.