Lille's Nicolas Pepe named Ligue 1 Player of the Month

The 23-year-old has won the individual honour in the French top-flight for the second time this season

Lille star Nicolas Pepe has been named the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month for January.

The 23-year-old scored three goals as the Great Danes registered a four-game unbeaten run in the month under review.

Pepe scored a goal in Lille's 3-1 win over Caen on January 11 and later bagged a brace that inspired his side to a 2-1 win over Marseille a fortnight later.

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The Cote d'Ivoire international saw off competition from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and PSG talisman Edinson Cavani to reclaim the award he won in September.

The fleet-footed attacker has scored 16 goals in 25 league appearances this season and he will hope to extend his tally when Lille visit Strasbourg for Friday's Ligue 1 match.