Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Hertha Berlin
Allan Souza made his first Bundesliga start since December on Saturday, lining up in the heart of the Hertha midfield for their trip to Mainz 05. Hertha would lose the game 1-0, with Allan playing the full 90 minutes. Allan will hope to keep his place in the first XI when Hertha host Wolfsburg next weekend.
Taiwo Awoniyi, NEC Nijmegen
NEC Nijmegen continued their recent struggles this week, losing their sixth straight game 3-0 at FC Twente after two goals from prolific Manchester City loanee Enes Unal. Taiwo Awoniyi made his third straight start, and played the full 90 minutes, but did not have many good chances to score.
Cameron Brannagan, Fleetwood Town
Midfielder Cameron Brannagan played the last 12 minutes of Fleetwood Town’s 2-1 win away at Peterborough United on Friday. With three league games to play, Fleetwood find themselves four points out of the automatic promotion spots.
Pedro Chirivella, Go Ahead Eagles
Pedro Chirivella got another 90 minutes on Sunday, starting at centre midfield in Go Ahead’s 2-0 defeat to Willem II. With three games to go, the Eagles are last in the Eredivisie, five points from safety.
Jack Dunn, Tranmere Rovers
Jack Dunn returned to training this week, but not early enough to feature in either of Tranmere’s games. The Rovers lost 1-0 to Forest Green on Tuesday, before drawing 2-2 with Aldershot Town on Friday.
Jon Flanagan, Burnley
Burnley lost 3-1 at the hands of Everton this weekend. Jon Flanagan spent the duration of the game on the bench.
Ryan Fulton, Chesterfield
Chesterfield were all but relegated from League One on Friday, after a 4-0 defeat at home to Southend United. Ryan Fulton once again spent the whole game on the bench. With three games remaining, the Spireites are nine points from safety.
Lloyd Jones, Swindon Town
Lloyd Jones was once again not included in the squad, as Swindon Town drew 0-0 against AFC Wimbledon.
Ryan Kent, Barnsley
Barnsley took on Wigan Athletic on Thursday evening, and Ryan Kent had maybe his best game of the season, taking the shot from which Adam Armstrong would score a rebound for Barnsley’s opener, before scoring himself with a spectacular individual effort, cutting in from the right. Kent’s finish made it 2-0, but the Tykes would somehow go on to lose 3-2, after a hat-trick from former Manchester United youngster Nick Powell.
Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake
Brooks Lennon scored the first goal of his professional career this weekend, finishing off a great solo run with a pinpoint finish from outside the box in the 88th minute to hand Real Salt Lake a dramatic 2-1 victory at Colorado Rapids. For the fifth straight game, Lennon played the full 90 minutes.
Lazar Markovic, Hull City
Hull City lost by a 3-1 scoreline for the second straight week, this time away at Stoke City. Markovic started, and was withdrawn after 86 minutes after a quiet performance.
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace came back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw with fellow relegation battlers Leicester City on Saturday. Mamadou Sakho played the full 90 minutes at centre back. The Frenchman will be ineligible next weekend, with Palace traveling to Liverpool.
Danny Ward, Huddersfield Town
Danny Ward made his 40th start of the season on Friday night, helping Huddersfield to a 3-2 victory over Preston North End courtesy of a 96th minute winner from Collin Quaner. Ward was beaten by both Preston shots. The Terriers travel to Derby County on Monday evening.
Andre Wisdom, Red Bull Salzburg
Andre Wisdom continued his great form this week, starting at centre back and playing the full 90 minutes to help Red Bull Salzburg beat Wolfsberger AC 2-0. The clean sheet marks Salzburg’s fourth straight in the Austrian Bundesliga. Salzburg travel to St. Pölten next weekend.