Three new nominees, three deserved winners. Voting is now open for the Etihad Player of the Month for February. See the nominees and vote now!
He’s the in-form man of the competition and Nick Fitzgerald’s February has seen him pick up a nomination for the Etihad Player of the Month.
Despite missing out on the Melbourne Derby at the start of the month, Fitzgerald rocketed into starting eleven contention after his performance against Brisbane, tormenting the Roar defence and winning the penalty that got his side back into the match.
With an assist against Wellington not to mention his brilliant curling volley against Sydney FC, Fitzgerald has played his way into the side as one of the first on the team sheet for his attack and defence as well, recording six tackles and 41 duels in three matches.
Mr consistent Neil Kilkenny has showed why he has been one of the most underrated signings of the off-season, picking up his third nomination for the Etihad Player of the Month.
City’s midfield general finally put his name on the scoresheet in February after netting in the 5-1 rout of Wellington however Kilkenny played a major role in the opening goal of the Melbourne Derby as his deflected shot was credited as an Alan Baro own goal.
Throughout February, Kilkenny recorded 209 passes with a 79% passing accuracy not to mention his eleven tackles and 40 duels. The midfielder’s numbers in both defence and attack have been impressive as he looks to pick up his first player of the month award.
Another bolter in February has been Anthony Caceres who has blossomed in the attacking midfield role and will be looking to take out the Etihad Player of the Month.
The midfielder starred against Brisbane when he was given the opportunity to allow his creative juices flow, creating four chances in the match and playing a major role in his side overturning the two-goal deficit.
Another goal against Wellington away from home and a passing accuracy of 80% capped of an notable month for the number ten as Caceres worked in harmony alongside the creative minds of Luke Brattan and Neil Kilkenny.