On-loan defender Luke Croll was named in the EFL’s Team of the Week after a sterling effort at Stevenage on Saturday saw his Exeter City side run out 2-0 victors.
The Grecians were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of captain Jordan Moore-Taylor, but despite missing his central defensive partner Croll and his fellow defenders held firm to record only Exeter’s third win of the season.
He also received praise from manager Paul Tisdale, who said: "Stacey, Sweeney and Croll, they did their bit. I'm asking a lot of them, they've only played a handful of games. They'll get so much from it, so what a deserved three points and I'm absolutely chuffed."
Meanwhile the EFL justified their reasoning for the youngster’s selection by adding: “Croll saw his central defensive partner, Jordan Moore-Taylor, dismissed early on in the game, but that proved no problem for the Crystal Palace loanee and his fellow Grecians.
“The 21-year-old starred at the back giving Stevenage no way through, and Exeter took home maximum points thanks to quickfire goals from Lee Holmes and Ollie Watkins.”
The Grecians are now 20th in the table and will be looking to kick on from the weekend when they take on Notts County on Tuesday night at St James Park.
Meanwhile on Saturday, Sullay Kaikai hit his first goal for Brentford at Wolves, however the winger would end up disappointed as they fell to a 3-1 defeat. Speaking to the Bees’ official website after the game, Kaikai said: “It's always good to get on the scoresheet. But at the end of the day we're a team and we wanted three points. We were a bit unfortunate today but we'll go again next week.”
Ryan Inniss made his Southend United debut as a 70th minute substitute, but his team were 3-0 down when he entered the fray and went on to concede a fourth as Northampton Town ran out comfortable winners at Sixfields, and Freddie Ladapo still awaits his first goal for Oldham Athletic as the Latics lost 2-0 at home to Swindon Town, despite the Palace striker playing the full 90 minutes.