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Phil Smith's League One team of the season: Two Sunderland AFC, two Portsmouth and three Luton stars make the cut

Last week saw the official League One team of the season released to the usual reaction of dismay and debate.

So Phil Smith has picked his XI, including a bench of players who caught the eye in one off games against the Black Cats this season.

Missed out on the official side presumably owing to his inferior clean sheet record. For sheer number of decisive interventions, however, the Scot stands tall. An exceptional campaign from a proven campaigner.

1. Jon McLaughlin

Missed out on the official side presumably owing to his inferior clean sheet record. For sheer number of decisive interventions, however, the Scot stands tall. An exceptional campaign from a proven campaigner.
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Helped by Lutons system, but one of the most exciting talents in the league. Incredibly consistent contributions in the final third. Pace, power and quality.

2. Jack Stacey (Luton Town)

Helped by Lutons system, but one of the most exciting talents in the league. Incredibly consistent contributions in the final third. Pace, power and quality.
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Showed in the Checkatrade final why he is destined for the top two tiers. Aerially good, robust and physical, but also reads the game superbly and is a genuine playmaker with ball at feet.

3. Matt Clarke (Portsmouth)

Showed in the Checkatrade final why he is destined for the top two tiers. Aerially good, robust and physical, but also reads the game superbly and is a genuine playmaker with ball at feet.
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Rarely beaten in the air and what sets him apart is his composure. His partnership with Liam Lindsay has been vital. Just edges out Luton's impressive Matty Pearson.

4. Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley)

Rarely beaten in the air and what sets him apart is his composure. His partnership with Liam Lindsay has been vital. Just edges out Luton's impressive Matty Pearson.
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