Just months after leaving West Ham United, Jahmal Hector-Ingram has picked up the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award following his impressive exploits with Derby County's Under-23s in October, as confirmed by the East Midlands club's website.
The 20-year-old striker was with the Hammers since the age of six but but despite being offered a new contract at the end of last season (Premier League 2018-19 retained list), he decided to leave the London Stadium.
Hector-Ingram, who failed to make a senior appearance for West Ham and spent most of the last few years playing for the club’s Under-18s and Under-23s, spent pre-season on trial with the Rams, scoring five goals in six games, and joined in August (DCFC website).
The youngster has hit the ground running at Derby, scoring seven times and registering two assists to help lift the Rams level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League 2 - Division 1 table so far this season.
Hector-Ingram was especially impressive against PL2 powerhouses Everton U23s, scoring a brace en route to a 4-1 victory, and helped the East Midlands side remain unbeaten in October, culminating in him being recognised for his efforts.
The forward posted a heartfelt message upon announcing his exit from his boyhood club in the summer, writing on his personal Twitter account: "My wonderful time at West Ham has come to an end.
"From the age of six, I was at West Ham, growing up with some teammates who I’ll consider as long-time friends for sure. Even some as family too. Thanks to certain staff and everyone else."
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