Oldham Athletic boss Paul Dickov has praised right-back Kieran Lee following his impressive start to the season.
Lee netted his second goal of the campaign during Saturday's 2-1 home win over Bournemouth and was influential throughout.
The former Manchester United trainee's attitude and desire have won favour with Dickov, who said: "Kieran was in the box even before his goal and he has great energy levels.
"He is so quiet off the pitch you don't know what he is thinking sometimes, but when he gets out there, he is a proper player."
Meanwhile, Latics striker Warren Feeney is rated as a big doubt for Saturday's trip to Brighton after he turned his ankle late in the victory over Bournemouth.