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Liam Shephard named in Carabao Cup Team of the Tournament

27 April 2021

Newport County AFC's Liam Shephard has been included in this season's Carabao Cup Team of the Tournament.

The defender, who is the only player out of Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, has been named in a star-studded side, which includes players from the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship.

Shephard played every minute of County's tournament this season, helping the Exiles reach the fourth round of the competition for the first time in the club's history.

He kept two clean sheets in the victories over Swansea City and Cambridge United in the first and second round respectively before featuring in the 3-1 win against Watford in the third round.

The 26-year-old was also named in the starting line-up for the fourth-round clash against Newcastle United as the Exiles fell to a narrow penalty shootout defeat against the Premier League outfit.

Shephard was included in a back four alongside Manchester United's Eric Bailly, Stoke City's Harry Souttar and Everton's Niels N'Koundou.

Manchester City duo Phil Foden and Fernandinho, who both lifted the trophy at Wembley on Sunday, are also included in the team.

The Carabao Cup Team of the Tournament in full: Luke Daniels, Niels N'Koundou, Harry Souttar, Eric Bailly, Liam Shephard, Gylfi Sigurdson, Fernandinho, Bernard, Richarlison, Phil Foden, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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