League Two XI
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Last Updated: 23/04/12 8:34am
Bobby Olejnik (Torquay): Olejnik broke Torquay's Football League clean-sheets record against Southend on April 14th when he kept his 20th shut-out of the season. The assured former Austria Under-21 international, who left Falkirk last summer after turning down a pay cut, has been ever-present for the Gulls and recently signed a new two-year deal.
Paul Caddis (Swindon): An ankle injury recently kept Robins skipper Caddis on the sidelines for six weeks, but he's otherwise been a staple in Paolo Di Canio's starting XI. The young Scot's maturity and commitment (he turned down the chance to cancel his County Ground contract last summer) have been crucial to the defence, and with four league goals and three assists to his name, he's shown his class going forward too.
Kyle McFadzean (Crawley): Crawley accepted some big-money bids for their star players this season, but one man they wouldn't let go just yet was McFadzean. The big Yorkshireman's versatility (he's played in midfield and at right-back) has been vital and although he blotted his copybook with his role in the brawl at Bradford, he has set the standard for the division's defenders on his first season in the Football League.
Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury): It can't be a coincidence that the Shrews suffered their heaviest defeat of the campaign - a 3-0 reverse at Southend - when Sharps was on the treatment table. Fortunately, the club captain and Mr Dependable was soon back to resume his rock-solid partnership alongside Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and can take a large slice of the credit for the New Meadow being a true fortress this season.
Kevin Nicholson (Torquay): Nicholson's fifth season at Plainmoor has been one of consistency, concentration and acclaim - his sensational stoppage-time match-winner against Barnet must be among the top moments in this League Two campaign. A hugely popular figure among Gulls fans, 'Nico' has weighed in with four league goals and has started every game.
Matt Ritchie (Swindon): Crafty winger Ritchie was named League Two's best player by the division's managers at the Football League Awards in March, and his fellow professionals have now followed suit by including him in their XI. With 13 assists in 2011/12 (a tally bettered only by Southend's Ryan Hall) and nine goals, Ritchie is one half of a dynamic right-flank duo that Robins fans are praying stays in place for next season.
Marlon Pack (Cheltenham): A Portsmouth product like fellow Team of the Year inclusion Ritchie, deep-lying midfielder Pack was picked up for nothing last summer having starred on a season-long loan at Whaddon Road. Bossing the centre of the park as Town set the pace in the table early on, Pack's prowess at set-pieces and ability to launch quick counter-attacks have been stand-out components of Cheltenham's campaign.
Eunan O'Kane (Torquay): O'Kane's brace in the 3-1 Devon derby win over Plymouth at Plainmoor in November cemented a special place for him in the hearts of Gulls fans - Martin Ling described the goals as "two absolute corkers" - but in truth, the Irishman has provided invention and industry all season long at Plainmoor, chalking up nine assists and only missing one match, through suspension.
Lee Mansell (Torquay): Weighing in with 12 league goals in the campaign, tenacious Gulls skipper Mansell's will to win has typified Torquay in 2011/12. A determined midfield dynamo since returning to the position from a stint at right-back in previous seasons, the 29-year-old is fiercely loyal to the Devon club and rightly considered the heartbeat of Plainmoor.
Izale McLeod (Barnet): McLeod has contributed almost 40% of Barnet's league goals this season on his own, a superb personal tally and clearly pivotal to the Bees' chances of survival in the Football League. Always willing to run at defenders and cause problems, McLeod was at his sharpest in two spells this season - he netted seven goals in five consecutive games in August / September before enjoying another purple patch of seven in six from mid-October through to December.
Tyrone Barnett (Crawley): Everyone expected Matt Tubbs to continue his goal glut following Crawley's promotion, but the arrival of Barnett from Macclesfield in the summer gave the Red Devils a twin threat few defences could cope with. Netting 14 goals before leaving for Peterborough on a record fee in mid-February, Barnett's self-belief - he worked his way up the pyramid after being released by West Brom in 2005 - should serve as an inspiration to all lower-league footballers.