For somebody who hadn’t started a league game in nine months, Aleksandar Mitrovic is certainly making the most of his time at Fulham.
Last week he picked up the EFL Player of The Month award for March, having scored five goals in five games.
Last night, he didn’t add to his nine goals for the Cottagers but Mitro helped his team into the top two with a 1-0 win over Reading.
The Championship club have now picked up a remarkable 33 points from a possible 39 in the 13 matches the Newcastle striker has featured in, with no defeats.
Now on Wednesday morning, the news has come through that Aleksandar Mitrovic has now also picked up the PFA Championship Player of the Month for March award.
Voted by fans across the country, Mitro won with 26% of the vote, Middlesbrough’s Patrick Bamford had 20%, whilst his Fulham team-mate and supposed Newcastle target, Tom Cairney, had 18% support.
The Mag – 6 April 2018:
Aleksandar Mitrovic has won the March Championship player of the month award.
The Newcastle loan striker was up against Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough, Sean Maguire of Preston North End and Millwall defender Shaun Hutchinson.
Mitro has scored eight goals in his last eight Fulham appearances and these included five in five in March.
Overall, the 11 matches the Serbian striker has appeared in, have produced 27 points from a possible 33 – with eight wins and three draws.
This was the EFL Official website write-up when nominated:
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)
“Has provided the missing piece of the Fulham puzzle since joining on loan in January.
“His strength and ability to hold the ball up, bringing teammates into play, have been matched by his finishing ability with five goals in as many games.”
After picking up the award, Aleksandar Mitrovic:
“I am happy and proud.
“I would like to thank my team-mates for helping me to achieve this and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.
“From the first minute here, I adapted really fast and my team-mates have helped me a lot.
“I feel good to play every game on the pitch so I hope that we’ll be able to fight for automatic promotion for the rest of the season.
“I needed to leave Newcastle because I needed game time and needed games in my legs and I was desperate to play football, to be on the pitch, to score goals.
“It works perfectly for me, I really enjoy it here, my family enjoy it and I hope it continues.
“The manager, obviously being Serbian too, helped me a lot and the style they play, the players they have, I like a lot.”