FEMI Ilesanmi has jumped to the top of The Press Player of the Year standings and is also in pole position to bag back-to-back Player of the Month prizes.

The rampaging left-back was our man of the match during Tuesday night's disappointing 3-1 FA Cup replay defeat at AFC Wimbledon, which earned him three points towards the standings in both competitions.

He also earned a further two points towards the contests as our second-highest rated performer during last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Oxford.

His Player of the Month prospects, meanwhile, were given a further boost after he received the two bonus points on offer for polling the most man-of-the-match votes from visitors to The Press website and followers of the @daveflettpress Twitter account.

The other Press points from the Wimbledon game were awarded to Lewis Montrose (two) and Wes Fletcher (one), as our second and third-highest rated players respectively.

Against Oxford, the efforts of The Press man-of-the-match Stephane Zubar (three) and Alex Cisak (one) were also recognised with points.

Zubar went on to received the extra reward for topping our online poll.

To be in with a chance of presenting the November Player of the Month with his prize - a framed photograph - at Bootham Crescent, please vote for your man of the match from today’s game at Hartlepool.

The Press Player of the Year standings: Ilesanmi 16, Coulson 13, Lowe 12, Penn 11, McCombe 10, McCoy 9, Ingham 8, De Girolamo 7, Montrose 7, Straker 7, Summerfield 6, Hyde 5, Fletcher 4, Cisak 3, Jarvis 3, Zubar 3, Winfield 2.

The Press Player of the Month for November standings: Ilesanmi 7, De Girolamo 5, Hyde 5, Zubar 5, Cisak 3, Coulson 2, Lowe 2, Montrose 2, Fletcher 1.

Goals: Fletcher 4, De Girolamo 3, Hyde 3, Coulson 2, Lowe 2, Penn 1, Winfield 1.

Assists: Coulson 4, McCoy 3, Meikle 3, Hyde 1, Lowe 1, Montrose 1, Penn 1, Straker 1, Summerfield 1.

Bad boys: Penn three yellow, one red; Hyde, McCoy, Montrose all two yellow; Jarvis one red; Coulson, Fletcher, Ilesanmi, Lowe, McCombe, Platt, Straker all one yellow.