Martin Dubravka picks up first of hopefully many Newcastle United awards
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.’
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