Newcastle Jets ace Andrew Nabbout was today confirmed as Newcastle Jets’ Beechwood Homes Player of the Month for December 2016.
Nabbout received precisely 50 per cent of the vote from fans on the Club’s official website - www.NewcastleJets.com.au.
The other nominees for December 2016 were winger Andrew Hoole, midfielder Mateo Poljak, plus attackers Jenna Kingsley and Jen Hoy from Newcastle Jets Women.
Indeed, Westfield W-League striker Kingsley came in second in the voting, recording an impressive 24 per cent of the votes from Club fans.
The Newcastle Jets Beechwood Homes Player of the Month Award is presented to one Hyundai A-League or Westfield W-League player throughout each team’s 2016/17 season.
In winning the Award for December 2016 Nabbout became the first Jets player in history to claim the gong twice.
The former Negeri Sembilan man also received the honour in October 2016, while goalkeeper Jack Duncan won in November 2016.
Nabbout made his return from injury on December 10 against Perth Glory in Western Australia. There he played an important role in helping the Jets secure their first win across the Nullabor in 11 years.
Following the game against Glory Nabbout managed to score in consecutive matches for Mark Jones’ men - his first in a 2-1 win over Adelaide United, his second in a 2-2 draw against Wellington Phoenix on Boxing Day.
Upon being presented with his trophy following training at the Club’s home ground Nabbout said he felt proud to have been recognised by the Club’s supporters once again.
“Obviously it’s a massive honour for me,” Nabbout said. “To be recognised by the supporters in this way is huge for me, and there were a few standouts in December so I feel really privileged to get it.”
“Credit to the whole team because it is not just an individual award for me, it is testament to the whole team.”
Nabbout and his Newcastle Jets teammates will play a massive home match on Sunday against Perth Glory.
Indeed, the Jets have the chance to jump the purple-whites on the ladder if they can secure all three Hyundai A-League points.
“It’s a massive match,” Nabbout added. “Especially because of the result that happened last night with Brisbane Roar losing.”
“If we can get another three points we’ll be just two points behind Brisbane, who are in fourth.”