Scoring five goals in five games, Aleksandar Mitrovic was nominated for 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 coming out on top and being awarded the prize, he also won the PFA Championship player of the month for March – that award voted for by fans online.

Thursday morning has seen the the April nominations for Championship Player of the Month Award announced, with Aleksandar Mitrovic once again one of those chosen.

After scoring five goals for Fulham in six appearances, the Serbian forward is up against Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough), Lewis Grabban (Aston Villa) and Harry Wilson (Hull City).

One of the goals was the vital winner against Sunderland, Fulham winning 2-1 thanks to Mitro’s header.

This is the EFL Official website write-up:

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.”

The nominations for Championship Manager of the Month have also been announced.

Nigel Clough (Burton Albion) is up against Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham), Tony Pulis (Middlesbrough) and Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers). The Fulham boss nominated for a fourth month in a row.

EFL Official write-up:

Nigel Clough:

“April began with Burton bottom and four points from safety.

“A 5-0 home defeat by Hull seemed to signal relegation but such is the trust between Clough and his players that three straight wins followed and offered hope of survival.”

Amongst those Burton wins was the dramatic 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light, which finally relegated Sunderland.

Winners of both awards will be announced tomorrow (Friday 6 May).



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Looking at the fixtures i think Cardiff will go up with Wolves & Mitro will be in the playoffs.

    • Wor Lass

      We haven`t heard from Teesside Trout for a while – I wonder what he thinks of Pulis`s football?

  • ghostrider

    One thing for sure. Mitrovic’s loan to Fulham has given them the impetus to make premier league football a reality once again.
    I know Rafa doesn’t rate him/like him?…..but…and think about this…..if we didn’t know who he was and he was doing this, most of us would be shouting ” Rafa, get a bid in for this lad.”

    The problem is, because we all know Rafa doesn’t rate him/like him?…..most fans will find any fault with him to sort of give themselves some kind of excuse to discard him as not being premier league standard, because Rafa basically implies he’s not up to his own tactical standard.

    The reality is, most of us knew he was capable of worrying premier league defenders and more than capable of getting his fair share of goals if played to his ability.

    Very few strikers are built for effective counter attacking.

  • Lyle

    Mitro’s one against them from down the A19 must put him up for a shout as Newcastle Player of the year?

  • Weyhhadaway

    Well done Mitro lad. any player scoring like that should have the Prem teams lining up this summer.
    Has he proved to Rafa that he can do it? will Rafa change his tune? either way a few more mil in the fat lads pocket whether we keep him or sell him.

  • Philippines

    If he stays with Fulham, we may get to see if he is indeed ‘only’ a good Championship striker, or not.

    • Mrkgw

      He has already proved himself as being able to score goals in the Premiership. What is it with this ‘Championshiip’ thing? Some supporters have very selective memories.

    • Clarko

      15/16 Newcastle relegated:
      Mitrovic – 9 goals in 2115 minutes, a goal every 353 minutes

      17/18 Newcastle in 10th:
      Perez – 5 goals in 2228 minutes, a goal every 446 minutes
      Gayle – 5 goals in 1744 minutes, a goal every 349 minutes
      Joselu – 4 goals in 1599 minutes, a goal every 400 minutes
      Slimani – 0 goals in 130 minutes, a goal every never (he’s suspended)

      Mitrovic is better than what we have got.

      • Weyhhadaway

        Number don’t lie.

        • Clarko

          People do.

  • Mrkgw

    And meanwhile, Slimani”s brief Newcastle career ends prematurely. Letting Mitrovic leave just gets ever more shambolic.