Luton Town attacking midfielder Elliot Lee has been named the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for November.
Lee scored five goals and made another with a delightful clipped pass against Plymouth, but it was his footballing intelligence which stood out most. He possesses an uncanny knack for arriving in the box at exactly the right moment.
Luton manager Nathan Jones said: “I’m absolutely delighted with him because Elliot’s a different player to when he came here, which is a credit to himself but also the people at the club.
“We’ve given him a platform, but his mentality is different from when he was here the first time. He still has that real selfish goalscoring streak, which, for the majority of the time is very good, but he’s gone up a level, with his workrate for the team.
“We often think that the players are overlooked for these types of awards, but this is his just rewards. He’s in real good form and I’m really pleased for him because he’s shown a different side that I’m not sure people thought he had.”
Lee said: “In this team, wherever you play, you’re going to get chances. It’s good to be top scorer despite not playing as an out and out striker.
“I like to think that I am a natural goalscorer and this month I’ve found myself in the right place at the right time, so I’m happy with how it’s going at the minute.
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Able to step out from the shadow of his brother and his dad this season, Lee’s incredible form has coincided with Luton finding their collective feet in League One.
“The 10 goals he’s scored so far is as many as he scored in the entirety of last season and Nathan Jones will be desperate for him to keep adding to his tally as they mount a credible challenge at automatic promotion.”
Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Elliot Lee has been in outstanding form this season and his five goals in November have helped Luton into third place in League One.
“The Hatters look well placed for a realistic promotion push as the 1/1 which is readily available would suggest.
“Elliot Lee is just two goals behind in the race for the Golden Boot and is priced at 12/1 in an open looking contest.”