Callum Wilson – 8
Coventry have made a fantastic start this season under Steven Pressley despite a torrid Summer which resulted in a ten-point deduction and 35 mile move to Sixfields Stadium. His young and hungry side have already wiped the deduction clear and would be currently sat in 5th place without the deduction. The form of Wilson has been a true highlight for the fans that have had a lot to deal with this season already. The 21-year-old has netted eight league goals in just seven games and assisted three times as well. Wilson will be able to learn from Leon Clarke who has played for a host of clubs at this level since his emergence on the football league in 2004 with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Nahki Wells – 8
It feels as if Wells is only just getting the recognition he deserves even though he has been performing consistently in the football league for several years now. Since signing for Bradford the pacey forward has netted over double figures in both seasons with the bantams and has the chance to achieve that this season before September ends. Bradford have been performing well this season and the dream of back-to-back promotions doesn’t look unrealistic if they can keep up this early-season form. A lot will hinge on Wells who has been coveted by several bigger clubs and the club even had to knock back a bid from Peterborough United during the summer. The Bermudan has the same tally as the Coventry striker and after his brace last Saturday the 23-year-old will be full of confidence ahead of the bantams visit to struggling Gillingham.
Leyton Orient have gone off like a train this season after just missing out on the play-offs last campaign. They have won every game so far notching up 21 goals in the process. The O’s face a tough away trip to Brentford followed by Walsall at home who are full of confidence after their derby win. They haven’t played a part in English’s second tier since the 94/95 season and I’m sure that the fans will be enjoying the start but remaining fairly grounded. Mooney has surprised many this season as he has scored seven league goals in just six matches whilst assisting a further two. A far cry from his usual form which has seen him net just ten league goals over his last two seasons for Orient.
Britt Assombalonga – 6
Darragh MacAnthony knew that the club was in desperate need of a goal-scorer after losing talented Dwight Gayle to Crystal Palace at the start of July.
The Posh acted quickly and in a club record deal they signed Assombalonga to a four-year contract at London road. The striker who can be deployed on the wing didn’t take long to find his feet at Peterborough and scored the winner on his debut against Swindon. The Congolese striker has kept up his goal-scoring prowess since then netting an impressive six league goals in as many games and becoming somewhat of a fan-favourite down London road. Peterborough will be pleased with the start they have made sitting in second place and will hope that the early form continues as they are looking for an immediate return to the Championship.
Kevin Lisbie – 6
Lisbie is best known for his twelve-year spell with Charlton and his famous hat-trick he scored against Liverpool in September 2003. This season Lisbie
has struck a formidable partnership with front-man Mooney and together they have netted 13 goals in just six league games. Although Lisbie is at the ripe age of 34 he can still perform at this level and keeping him fit for the season will be Orient’s biggest challenge. The O’s have one of the smaller squads in the division and will not want to see a fantastic start slip away. This said, it’s a remarkable achievement to win all seven league games and Slade is adamant this run can continue. One thing is for sure in league one is that Brisbane road is the place to be right now.