Here's why Sunderland ace Aiden McGeady missed out on League One player of the month gong

Aiden McGeady has been in excellent form for Sunderland this season.
Aiden McGeady has been in excellent form for Sunderland this season.
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Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady has missed out on the League One player of the month award for November.

The award was won by Luton Town attacking midfielder Elliot Lee.

Luton Town's Elliot Lee won the November award.

Luton Town's Elliot Lee won the November award.

Lee scored five goals and made another with a delightful clipped pass against Plymouth, but it was his 'footballing intelligence' which stood out most say the judging panel.

McGeady is in a rich vein of form for the Black Cats, having scored six goals in his last seven games, four of those coming in the league in November.

But it wasn't enough to win him the award.

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."

Lee added: “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."