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WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - November 2015

Another month gone, another month without defeat. Brighton secured two wins and two draws in November to return to the top of the Championship pile.

The draws were important ones, coming away at Sheffield Wednesday where we have never won in what feels like seven thousand attempts and at Burnley, arguably the toughest test Chris Hughton's side have faced so far.

And the wins? Once again they were by the tightest of scorelines with both McDons and Birmingham City vanquished 2-1 at The Amex.

Once again it was a real squad performance throughout the month with players from back to front proving their worth which makes it another tough vote to call.

November 2015 Player of the Month - Solly March (43.26% of the vote)
Is it any wonder that Southampton are rumoured to be preparing a 7.5m bid for Solly March? He becomes one of the few players in WeAreBrighton.com history to win back-to-back Player of the Month awards, this time taking nearly half the votes. The flying winger started every game in November and was pivotal in the months two victories, scoring in the home games against Milton Keynes Dons and Birmingham City. It's not just his goals that have won him the award but his all round play which is turning him into one of the most frightening wide men in the division.
Played 4 (4 starts). Scored 2.
Second: Beram Kayal (24.11% of the vote)
Finally starting to get the recognition he deserves as one of the Championship's best central midfielders. His performance in helping earn a point away at Burnley in particular was outstanding as he quite rightly took the Sky Sports man of the match award in front of the watching nation.
Third: Bobby Zamora (12.77% of the vote)
Sam Baldock's injury gave the veteran striker the rare chance to start a couple of games and he certainly didn't disappoint with goals coming in those two starts away at Burnley and at home to Birmingham City to help earn four points.

The contenders:
Bruno - The right back played in all four games in November as he continued his superb form this season. Attacked with purpose at home while also playing a vital part in those draws away when we were defending for what felt like hours at a time.
Lewis Dunk - Blotted his copybook slightly by giving away a harsh penalty at Burnley but other than that and the odd lapse in concentration it was another good set of performances from the centre back who has arguably established himself as first choice again.
Beram Kayal - The nation saw the midfielders worth to the Albion as he picked up the man of the match award for the game shown live on Sky away at Burnley - one of four excellent performances from this seasons star player.
Solly March - Took the October award and has every chance of adding November's. Two more goals in the victories against McDons and Birmingham enhanced his growing reputation and it is little surprise to hear Southampton are monitoring closely.
Jamie Murphy - The former Sheffield United winger nailed down his first team spot this month, even being trusted to start at Burnley as Hughton ditched his "play a full back on the wing" tactic. Grabbed a goal against McDons for good measure.
Liam Rosenior - The injury to Gaetan Bong could have been disastrous for the Albion but the former Hull man stepped in for a seamless transition in the left back position. An obvious class act, his own serious injury picked up against Birmingham is a massive blow.
Dale Stephens - Him and Kayal continue to have what must rank as one of the best central midfield partnerships in the division. Again he was at the heart of most of the Albion's good stuff throughout the month.
David Stockdale - Another month gone, another month full of point winning saves from the Albion's number one. Superb at Burnley and Sheffield United, he saved the best until last with a brilliant stop in the final minute of Birmingham's visit to preserve the victory.
Bobby Zamora - Sam Baldock's injury saw him handed the opportunity to start the final two games of the month against Burnley and Birmingham City - with the result being two more goals for his ever growing Albion collection.



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