Team of the week
Ryan Allsop - Bournemouth
Bournemouth goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, 20, was the Cherries' hero on Saturday, keeping a clean sheet as his side's 1-0 win away to Oldham saw them move back into the top six. The youngster pulled off a superb second-half save to deny Jonathan Obita, before saving a penalty from Latics striker Jose Baxter. Baxter almost made up for his miss, but Allsop was equal to him again and he pulled off another remarkable save to keep the former Everton man's 25-yard free-kick out, ensuring Eddie Howe's side made it back-to-back victories.
Cyrus Christie - Coventry City
Young defender Cyrus Christie played his part in Coventry's 1-0 win at home to Hartlepool United on Saturday as they continued their play-off push. The 20-year old put in a solid performance, helping his side to their first clean sheet in four games as the Sky Blues made it three games unbeaten thanks to a Cody McDonald strike. Steven Pressley's men are now up the eighth in the table, with just three points standing between themselves and Tranmere Rovers in sixth place.
Alan McCormack - Swindon Town
Swindon captain Alan McCormack inspired his side to a vital away win at Yeovil on Tuesday night. The former Charlton man almost played in Adam Rooney for the opening goal but the striker couldn't latch onto his long-ball. He nearly opened the scoring himself with a powerful second-half strike but his effort flew past the post before goals from Rooney and James Collins sealed the win to ensure that the Robins returned to winning ways and moved back into third place, with just three points separating themselves and league leaders Doncaster.
Dean Leacock - Notts County
Former Derby County defender Dean Leacock scored the decisive goal in Saturday's 1-0 win at home to Scunthorpe. The 28-year old headed home late in the second half after being teed up by Neil Bishop. The result meant that County grabbed their first win in four games, although they remain in 11th place. Chris Kiwomya's side are now six points short of a play-off spot but Saturday's win has kept their slim hopes alive and they travel to third-placed Swindon on Saturday.
Dean Lewington -MK Dons
MK Dons captain Dean Lewington helped Karl Robinson's side to an impressive 3-0 home win over play-off hopefuls Tranmere at Stadium MK. The left-back put the Dons into the lead in the first ten minutes when he headed home from close range after Dean Bowditch's free-kick found its way to him after rebounding off the crossbar. Lewington had to be replaced by Jon Otsemobor after picking up a knock in the second half, and he missed out on Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Crewe.
Dean Cox - Leyton Orient
25-year old Leyton Orient midfielder Dean Cox turned in a Man of the Match performance on Saturday as he inspired the O's to a 4-1 home win over Carlisle United. Cox crossed for Romain Vincelot to open the scoring in the first half before adding the fourth with an 89th minute volley. The result extended Orient's unbeaten run to six games and they are now level on 60 points with Coventry and Walsall who are all just three points short of the top six.
Sam Saunders - Brentford
Midfielder Sam Saunders dispatched a penalty deep into extra-time to secure a 1-0 win for Uwe Rosler's side. The Bees left it late to capitalise on Sheffield United's heavy 4-0 defeat to Stevenage, but Saunders kept his cool from the spot to fire them back into second place, swapping places with the Blades. Brentford are now just two points short of leaders Doncaster and they face Danny Wilson's promotion hopefuls at Bramall Lane on Saturday when a win would take them temporarily to the top of the table
Jed Wallace - Portsmouth
18-year old midfielder Wallace scored the equaliser as struggling Portsmouth earned a 1-1 draw away to top of the table Doncaster. Wallace levelled proceedings with a second-half finish from close range and he almost fired Pompey in front minutes later but his strike was just wide. Despite Saturday's result, the South Coast club remain rooted to the bottom of the league, with eight points the difference between themselves and Oldham Athletic who occupy 20th place.
Craig Jones- Bury
Welsh winger Craig Jones opened the scoring late in the second half as Bury recorded a vital 2-0 win over Stevenage on Tuesday night. The 25-year old fired home the rebound after Andy Bishop's shot fell into his path after a save from Steven Arnold. The result saw Kevin Blackwell's side return to winning ways after three straight defeats but they still remain in the bottom three and six points short of safety, with a difficult trip to Bournemouth awaiting them this weekend.
Dani Lopez - Stevenage
Striker Dani Lopez marked his return with a hat-trick as Stevenage brushed aside Sheffield United with an eye-catching 4-0 win over the promotion hopefuls. It was the Spaniard's first Stevenage game since returning to Broadhall Way earlier in the week after his loan spell at Barnet came to an end. He opened the scoring just before half time after a mazy run before adding his second after being played in by Gavin Mahon. He rounded off his treble with a sweet strike from the edge of the box as Boro managed to distance themselves further from the bottom three.
Mathias Pogba - Crewe Alexandra
A double from young striker Mathias Pogba helped Crewe's outside chances of a top-six finish in their 2-1 win at home to MK Dons. Pogba levelled the scoring with a powerful header from a Gregor Robertson cross just before the break, before sealing the win six minutes from time when he slotted home after his initial effort was saved. The result leaves Crewe in 13th place, nine points short of a play-off spot.