The O’s can confirm the nominations for the DeVines Player of the Month for September 2019.
A second consecutive nomination for Player of the Month for the new signing as he capped off the month with two goals in the 3-3 draw with Port Vale, including a brilliant directed header in the 93rd minute. The 29-year-old has hardly misplaced a pass this month with an accuracy rate of 84.4% across September and his drive in the middle has made him an ever present.
KEY STATS: 84.8% successful pass rate, 2 goals, 22 interceptions.
When strike partner Lee Angol limped off against Crewe Alexandra on September 17, pressure fell on Conor Wilkinson to ensure that goals were coming from the front and how he has stepped up! The forward is hard-working, a pain for defenders and has a lovely left-foot, which was in full flow when he curled a strike from 25-yards into the top corner against Port Vale on Saturday.
Wilkinson has two goals this month and set up Josh Wright’s opener on Saturday and has looked a real menace throughout the month.
KEY STATS: 2 goals, 1 assist, 52% dribble success rate
The Spurs-loanee has had to be patient since making his temporary move to E10 but since making his first league start against Exeter City on September 14, he’s not looked back. The 20-year-old is clever on the ball, has excellent spacial awareness and shows superb defensive capabilities. He makes 12.53 recoveries on average per match and has won 63.1% of his aerial duels, impressive for a player of his stature.
KEY STATS: 63.1% aerial duels won, 12.53 recoveries per match, 78.2% successful pass accuracy
Jordan Maguire-Drew won’t have started as frequently as he’d have liked this season but the winger is making an impact when called upon. The young wide player, who has only just turned 22, has scored twice in September and set up two goals. He set up Dan Happe’s opener against Southend United before netting a consolation goal against Swindon Town.
He impressed against Exeter City before scoring once more against Crewe Alexandra as he was in the right place to capitalise on a defensive error before coming on as a substitute to set-up Josh Wright’s brilliant equaliser against Port Vale on Saturday.
KEY STATS: Two goals, two assists, set up 10 shots in September