Saturday was quite a good day for Christian Ribeiro. Voted by Exeter City fans as their player of the month, and awarded that prize by Exeweb.com’s very own Jason H, he also earned City a penalty against league leaders Luton that saw Tom Nichols equalise from the spot. He was also awarded player of the match by the sponsors.
To complete that list of accolades he has been listed in the Football League’s team of the week. The full team is (3-4-3):
Goalkeeper: Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers),
Defenders: Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic), Jack O’Connell (Rochdale), Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City)
Midfielders: Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers), Ryan Leonard (Southend United), Mark Marshall (Port Vale), Jim O’Brien (Coventry City),
Strikers: Matej Vydra (Watford), Cameron Jerome (Norwich City), Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town)
Manager: Chris Powell (Huddersfield Town)
Since signing for Exeter City Christian has started 11 times for Exeter City, and come on a substitute the once. He’s impressed the fans for his defending, his pace down the right wing and his crossing. Saturday’s penalty came about by his run into the box the Luton Town’s goalscorer Griffith unable to resist lunging at him.
Full story on the Football League’s website at http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2014/20141103-team-of-the-week-rp-2059803.aspx