Another month of Premier League action is in the books and that means it is time for our staff to select the Newcastle United Player of the Month for February.
Newcastle United played four matches in February and they earned seven points to climb the table to 13th place before March. The Magpies had a balanced schedule comprised of two difficult opponents in Tottenham and Wolverhampton, and two bottom-half opponents in Huddersfield Town and Burnley.
Several players stepped up their game to help the Magpies earn much-needed points and Sean Longstaff has been nominated for the Premier League’s Player of the Month award as a result of his performances. To vote for Longstaff, click here. That being said, let us take a look at who our editorial staff selected as their Player of the Month for February.
Dean Fisk: Sean Longstaff
Whilst Fabian Schar equally could deserve this, the home grown youngster has become pivotal in the Newcastle engine room. Fitting seamlessly into the Newcastle side, his patience on the ball, vision and positioning has given Newcastle an outlet going forward. He thoroughly deserved his goal against Burnley and this kid will be in the Newcastle side for years to come.
Durim Halimi: Fabian Schar
I know Longstaff had a stellar month and his work ethic in midfield has enabled Newcastle to earn crucial points in February, but my player of the month is last month’s winner, Fabian Schar. The Swiss international has been a bunker for opponents in defense and an unlikely scorer for Newcastle offensively.
According to the Sky Sports Premier League rankings, Schar was ranked as the top player in the league. Schar played well in every game this month by making decisive tackles, building counter-attacks from the back and scoring what should be a Goal of the Season nominee against Burnley.
Carson A. Merk: Sean Longstaff
This man is on the ballot for EPL Player of the Month in February, how could I not pick him? Longstaff went from a promising prospect to a must-start player for Rafa Benitez. With midfield injuries, the youngster was pressed into action and he’s delivered.
Despite his age, he plays with a veteran’s composure and vision. His long passing helped switch the play and spring quick counter-attacks. He also scored a big goal to give Newcastle United breathing room against Burnley. He’s one of our own and is my vote for NUFC Player of the Month for February.