NEW - NCM's League Two team of the weekend

Last updated : 28 January 2008 By Paul Smith
Please note that this week's games do not include League Two sides that were in FA Cup fourth round action.

- Sam Russell, Rochdale. Kept clean sheet in fine win at leaders MK Dons, saving a penalty and being described as "outstanding" by Dons report.

Right-back - Paul Green, Lincoln City. Produced what one reporter described as a "world class" cross for Imps opener in win over Dagenham. Lincoln kept only their third clean sheet of the season, and Green was integral with a hard working showing.

Centre-back - Rory McArdle, Rochdale. As with goalkeeper Russell, McArdle was superb in a great clean sheet at the divisions top scorers. He had to cope without fellow defender Nathan Stanton who was sent off just ten minutes in and did so with ease. Won everything that came his way.

Centre-back - Ian Sharps, Rotherham. A good clean sheet for the Millers away from home at Chester City. Sharps led by example and was as rock solid as ever. The Blues report said they struggled to break down Rotherham, and Sharps was a chief reason. With Graeme Coughlan out, Sharps held more responsibility than ever, and didn't disappoint.

- Kallum Higginbotham, Rochdale. Although technically a winger, Higginbotham defended for the majority of the game for his ten man side and did a fine job. Created the winning goal, and came close to a fine second himself. Stuck to his task well.

Right-wing - Richard Butcher, Notts County. Another out of position, but he did play here on Saturday. Butcher scored arguably the goal of the weekend, and worked hard throughout. Always probing and always involved, another goal from Notts' leading marksman.

Centre-midfield - Gary Jones, Rochdale. Scored the crucial winner in Dale's top win at the Dons. The captain led by example and put in his usual tireless display. Managed to topple one of the league's best in Keith Andrews, man marking him to good effect. The winner topped things off.

Centre-midfield - Tommy Doherty, Wycombe. In a vital top of the table clash with Chesterfield, Doherty was immense in midfield as his side came out 1-0 victors. Doherty "dominated the midfield" and came close to a fine goal himself with a cheeky lob from distance.

Left-wing - Lloyd Dyer, MK Dons. Despite his sides shock defeat, Dyer was impressive once more. His pace was too much for Dale full-back Simon Ramsden to handle and he tore him to shreds time and time again. Very unlucky to be on the losing side, as his "rampaging" runs nearly drew an equaliser.

Striker - Guy Madjo, Shrewsbury. Described as the clubs hardest working player by boss Gary Peters, Madjo scored the Shrews' goal in a 1-1 draw at Grimsby. Madjo's finish was impressive and he nearly got a second but for a fine save. He chased every lost cause, and according to a Grimsby reporter looked "skilful" throughout.

Striker - Scott McGleish, Wycombe. Scored the only goal of the game as Paul Lambert's promotion chasers beat rivals Chesterfield. His finish was described by Lambert as "world class", in line with a top performance where McGleish used all his experience to topple the Spireites. A crucial winner.