Martin Dubravka has picking up his first award as a Newcastle United player.

The loan keeper named February player of the month by Newcastle fans.

There were only three matches in February and Martin Dubravka starred in two of them.

Man of the match in the 1-0 win over Man Utd and then did well against Bournemouth in the 2-2 draw, nothing he could have done to stop the two goals.

It admittedly wasn’t the greatest competition last month, with Dwight Gayle and Kenedy the other two nominations.

Along with everybody else in the team, both Kenedy and Gayle did well against Man Utd.

Gayle then scored twice at Palace, whilst Kenedy has arguably been Newcastle’s best player in the first half of the 1-1 draw at Palace that kicked off the February fixtures.

Two hopes for Martin Dubravka now – firstly that he keeps his initial form up until the end of the season, then secondly Newcastle make the deal permanent in the Summer.

Newcastle United announcement:

‘On-loan goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka has been named the FUN88 Player of the Month for February.

Dúbravka beat teammates Kenedy and Dwight Gayle to the award, polling almost 60% of supporters’ votes.

The Slovakia international arrived on Tyneside from Czech side Sparta Prague on deadline day of the January transfer window and featured in two of the Magpies’ three Premier League games in February.

After being named as a sub in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, Dúbravka got off to the perfect start on his debut a week later, making a number of fine saves and keeping a clean sheet as Rafa Benítez’s side beat Manchester United 1-0.

He kept his place for the next match at Bournemouth and despite an assured performance, he was helpless to stop the Cherries from scoring two late goals as the Magpies were forced to settle for a point away from home.’

  • Rich Lawson

    Buy !

    • Leazes.

      ……“He said he was hoping we’d stay up to then sell in the summer as he has no interest in the club and does not want to invest, saying this why we got loan signings last month….. Loan !

  • TheNutJob

    the sad thing is, it doesn`t take much to be player of the month in that team

  • ghostrider

    I disagree with this player of the month award going to Dubravka. I like the lad but he’s only stood out proud in one game.

    If anything I’d give it to Paul Dummett.
    I think the lad’s been outstanding when you consider he generally takes most of the offensive flak from the decent teams.

    • TheNutJob

      I`d go for Dummett as well

    • Dillon Tovak

      You disagree with everything.

      • ghostrider


      • Kneebotherm8

        One annoyingly disagreeable individual…..

  • Wor Lass

    The steadying influence he`s had since coming into the team has been really noticeable. His early decision-making, aerial command and excellent distribution are all exactly what we`ve needed and it just goes to show that rafa DOES know a thing or two as he`s wanted an experienced keeper like him for ages. We needed a centre forward more but M-Dubs is a great addition. We should get him signed up.

    • TheNutJob

      i heard Carr wanted him 2 years ago

      • Leazes.

        Charnley must still be using his list then.