NEWS: Nabbout named October’s Beechwood Homes Player of the Month


Andrew Nabbout was today named as Newcastle Jets’ Beechwood Homes Player of the Month for October 2016.

Nabbout received just over 50 per cent of the vote from fans on the Club’s official website – www.NewcastleJets.com.au.

The other nominees for October 2016 were captain Nigel Boogaard, midfielder Andrew Hoole, goalkeeper Jack Duncan, and English gun Wayne Brown.

The Award will be presented to one Hyundai A-League player or Westfield W-League player throughout each team’s 2016/17 season.

Upon being presented with his trophy following training at Ray Watt Oval at the University of Newcastle on Wednesday, Nabbout said that he is aiming to continue his strong form from the opening stages of the season throughout the campaign.

“It’s always good to start the season well but it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon this season,” Nabbout said. “I have got to continue that form throughout the season and we have had some disappointing results the past couple of weeks but I think that we can turn that around tomorrow night against Melbourne City.”

Arguably Nabbout’s finest performance in October came in Round 2 against Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday 16 October.

The Jets won 4-0, and on that day Nabbout made two goal assists, evaded four tackles, and sent eight balls into the penalty area.

After sustaining a groin strain in round 3 against Western Sydney Wanderers, Nabbout made an impressive return off the bench in the Club’s 2-0 loss against Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand last Saturday.

The dynamic attacker is in line to play a role for Mark Jones’ men when the Jets challenge John van’t Schip’s Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Thursday evening.

“I feel good,” Nabbout added. “I have been doing a lot of rehab work and a lot of strengthening work and the groin is back to normal, so I am looking forward to getting some more game time [against Melbourne City].”

“I have been cleared by the medical staff and I have been working closely with Justin [Dougherty] the physio and Chris [Smith, Strength & Conditioning Coach] and I feel great.”

“I hope to get through as much of the game as possible and have as much of an impact as possible,” he concluded.