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Aleksandar Mitrovic named best player in Championship second month in a row

10 months ago
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Newcastle loan striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has won the Championship player of the month award for the second month running.

After nine months with very little football, the Serbian striker eased his way into the Fulham team in February, making three league starts and scoring two goals.

After five goals in five matches in March, Mitro was named best player in the Championship.

Now after a further five goals in six starts, Aleksandar Mitrovic has once again picked up the official Championship player of the month award.

The Newcastle loan striker was up against Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough), Lewis Grabban (Aston Villa) and Harry Wilson (Hull City).

This was the EFL Official website write-up when nominated:

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

“A second successive nomination for March’s winner.

“Scored in five of his six games, including the winners against Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland.

“As well as his all-round contribution, his passion for the club as a loan player is striking.”

After picking up the award, Aleksandar Mitrovic:

“It feels great.

“I’m glad for the award but I’m even happier that the team is doing well and keep winning games.

“We have one game to go before the end of the regular season, so we have to focus on this game to try and win and see what happens with Cardiff.

“Coming to Fulham has gone much better than I could have ever expected and I hope it can continue.”

His Fulham loan boss also picked up the Championship Manager of the month award for April, having done an outstanding job.

Slavisa Jokanovic:

“April was a great month for us.

“It wasn’t an easy month, facing teams like Millwall who were still fighting for an important target and trying to win full points against Sunderland when they’re playing with no pressure.

“At the end of the month, it’s a great job, huge credit for my players and we’re looking at the next steps immediately ahead of us.

“We’re thinking only about the next challenge, which is getting three points against Birmingham and getting to 91 points for the season.”

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