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19th Dec, 2016 | 3:39pm

Leeds 25-year-old named in EFL team of the week after Brentford win

By Dominic Toner

Leeds defender Kyle Bartley has been named in the Football League team of the week.

The 25-year-old earned his place in the side after his performance in Saturday’s narrow 1-0 victory over Brentford.

The centre-back helped the Whites keep a second consecutive clean sheet and also popped up with a late winning goal to earn the three points.

Bartley headed home an 89th minute goal after rising highest from a Stuart Dallas cross.

The Leeds captain helped the club move up to fifth in the Championship table and kept their play-off bid in a good state.

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The EFL announced the team of the week on their official Twitter account.

Bartley has been in great form this season since he completed a season-long loan switch to Elland Road from Premier League side Swansea in the summer.

The defender has built a formidable partnership alongside fan favourite Pontus Jansson and has been captaining the side under manager Garry Monk.

He has already shown his threat going forward this season and scored in the 2-1 victory against Barnsley.

Bartley also was a late match winner in September as his 86th minute goal secured a 2-1 victory against Blackburn in the league.

The centre-back has played every minutes of Leeds’ league campaign this season and is expected to start in the next fixture away to Preston on Boxing Day.

In other Leeds news, Stuart Dallas has explained the message given by the manager before the win at the weekend.