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Aleksandar Prijovic among nominees for February PFA Player of the Month

Aleksandar Prijovic Western United

Western United striker Aleksandar Prijovic has been recognised for his outstanding performances of late with a nomination for the Austraffic PFA Player of the Month for February.

The Serbian star has been nominated alongside Melbourne City’s Mathew Leckie and Reno Piscopo of Wellington Phoenix.

United’s No.99 joined the Club in the off-season and began to hit his stride in February after an interrupted start to the campaign.

A stunning month saw him contribute with at least one goal or assist in all six of United’s games as the side went unbeaten across the month with four wins and two draws.

Prijovic began the month with two goals in as many games, netting against Macarthur FC and Western Sydney Wanderers over United’s week-long away stand in New South Wales.

He followed that up with a superb assist against Sydney FC where he ran the length of the pitch to set up Steven Lustica to score.

A second fixture against the Wanderers produced Prijovic’s best performance in the Green and Black so far. The 31-year-old opened the scoring with a delicate lob from outside the area before assisting two goals for Ben Garuccio, including a perfect outside of the foot cross that resulted in Garuccio’s stunning bicycle kick.

Another assist for Lustica against Sydney and a goal against Perth Glory in Tasmania rounded out Prijovic’s month, which all together saw four goals and four assists added to his total.

Only Daniel Penha and Marco Rojas have more than four assists this season, and Prijovic is moving up the golden boot chart, with five goals for the season enough to put him in equal-seventh place with 11 games to go.

Prijovic continues United’s strong form in the Player of the Month competition, with Leo Lacroix winning the first of the season in November and also receiving a nomination in December.