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Aleksandar Mitrovic named Sky Bet Player of the Month

last updated Saturday 07th April 2018, 9:48 AM

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Aleksandar Mitrovic
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Aleksandar Mitrovic
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Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for March.

His strength and ability to hold the ball up, bringing team-mates into play, have been matched by his finishing ability with five goals in as many games.

Mitrovic said: "I'm happy and proud, I'd like to thank my team-mates for helping me to achieve this and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

From the first minute here, I adapted really fast and my team-mates have helped me a lot.

I feel good to play every game on the pitch so I hope that we'll be able to fight for automatic promotion for the rest of the season.

"I needed to leave Newcastle because I needed game time and needed games in my legs and I was desperate to play football, to be on the pitch, to score goals.

It works perfectly for me, I really enjoy it here, my family enjoy it and I hope it continues.

The manager, obviously being Serbian too, helped me a lot and the style they play, the players they have, I like a lot."

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Aleksandar Mitrovic ended February with his first two Fulham goals in as many outings, and he picked up where he left off when he opened the scoring in our 2-1 win at Derby County on March 3rd.

Three days later Mitrovic scored a fine brace against Sheffield United. His first was smashed in off the underside of the crossbar from close range to conclude a slick team move, while he demonstrated his finesse with number two as he beautifully guided Stefan Johansen’s clipped pass inside the near post.

He repeated the trick that weekend as we faced a difficult test at Deepdale. After his opener was cancelled out and the game seemed destined to end in a draw, he showed his predatory intelligence to work space in stoppage time which allowed him to nod Tom Cairney’s lofted ball back across goal and into the corner.

Mitrovic didn’t score again in March for his club – although he did net two for Serbia – but he played a key role in our opener at Norwich City. His powerful header wasn’t held by Canaries goalkeeper Angus Gunn, which presented Johansen with the opportunity to rifle in.

Fulham Head Coach Slaviša Jokanovic said of his compatriot: “Aleksandar has shown strength, quality and perseverance to score important goals and assist his teammates too.

“I congratulate him for winning the award for March and I expect that he will continue to offer good performances to help the team in this crucial moment of the Championship season.”

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