Connor Ripley caught the headlines for Oldham Athletic at the weekend when the keeper stood firm between the sticks once again for his 14th clean sheet of the season and another Man of the Match award.

The plaudits have rolled in for Ripley since his move to Boundary Park and Saturday was no exception, with the keeper twice denying Millwall from the penalty spot.
Ripley's performance also saw him hailed in the Football League Paper's Team of the Week. He is now a handful of clean sheets away from claiming a club record.

"The adrenaline afterwards was that good I could have teared a house down!" Ripley told www.oldhamathletic.co.uk.

"The blood was pumping through my veins and it was a great feeling. The fans were magnificent and they deserved that."

Julien de Sart's development at Derby County has continued to progress, despite the Rams' narrow defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Having bagged his first goal for Steve McClaren's side two weeks ago, De Sart was named Man of the Match against Burton Albion last week and played another 90 minutes at Villa Park.

"I have to say, I think Julien de Sart has come in and done a fantastic job in front of the back four as a controller," County boss Steve McClaren told the Derby Telegraph.

"He is an interceptor. He is still physical, he still does the job and he has got a great range of passing."

Callum Cooke made his fifth appearance for Crewe at the weekend in their 2-1 home defeat to Stevenage.

The midfielder has made a big impression at the Alexandra Stadium, scoring on his second appearance and completing 90 minutes in every game since.

Joe Fryer made his third appearance for Hartlepool as they went down 2-1 away to Colchester, while Robbie Tinkler made his second appearance for North Ferriby United on Saturday in a 2-1 away win over Guiseley.

The midfielder made his debut against Lincoln City last week, completing 90 minutes and played the full game once again at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Tomas Mejias was an unused substitute for Rayo Vallecano in a 1-0 home defeat to Getafe.