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Jevani Wins Monthly Award

Brown named November Player of the Month

11 December 2020

Colchester United forward Jevani Brown has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for November.

Having been pushed forward from his usual number ten position into the striker role at the start of this season, Jevani's scoring exploded in November.

He scored five league goals, including his first ever senior hat-trick in the home win against Stevenage.

He only had to wait seven days for his second treble, repeating the feat against Southend United in the Papa John's Trophy.

U's Head Coach Steve Ball said: "There was talk at the beginning of the season that we might have to go into the transfer market, but we felt that with Jevani’s talent and ability, he could do the job up there for us."

"From the off, he was excellent and he has really taken to it and accepted the responsibility. 

"I have always thought that good goal scorers score different goals, and JB has proved that  - he’s scored all kinds of goals: headers, chips, 1V1 with the keeper, a back-heel at Reading.

"When he was first told he had won, he was very quick to thank the rest of the lads and that shows how balanced he is. He had a fantastic month and fully deserves this award."

Brown himself added: "To be honest, I was a bit lost for words when I first found out I’d won it."

"I know the award is for me and the goals I scored, but I’ve got to thank the lads for the assists and for their performances, without them I wouldn’t be getting this.

"Hopefully, I can continue in the coming months, help us to get more victories and win this award again."

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: "A slight tweak to the responsibilities a player has on the pitch can make all the difference sometimes, and Colchester’s decision to give Jevani Brown a more advanced role has had an instant impact."

"Pushed forward to create more chances for his side, Brown went further and took it upon himself to get amongst the goals.

"Five strikes in two games put Brown firmly on everyone’s radar, and put him in the driving seat for this deserved award."

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: "Jevani Brown scored five league goals during November including the first professional hat-trick of his career in a 5-1 win against Stevenage."

"Brown’s goals and performances have helped Colchester move up into the Play-Off places after a solid run of form last month and with not much between any of the teams in League Two, they will be hoping to keep themselves in the promotion picture for as long as they can.

"On the back of Brown playing in a more advanced role recently - taking his total for the season to seven goals – we have cut his price of winning the League Two Golden Boot Award to 33/1 from 200/1.

"He would be an unlikely winner but might appeal to some each-way backers as there are a cluster of players on seven and eight goals respectively."

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.

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