Newcastle fans are voting Martin Dubravka as their player of the month for February, despite the keeper only playing in two matches.
Dubravka signed in January on a loan deal until the end of the season, and has made about as good a start as possible on Tyneside.
The Slovakian stopper has won two league titles in his home country and been a huge hit since moving to parent club Sparta Prague, and now it seems he’s made a pretty positive impression on Newcastle fans as well.
The 29-year-old impressed in an international match against Scotland in October, when Gordon Strachan knighted him man of the match and labelled the keeper as “magnificent”.
Newcastle have played three times in February, drawing twice and beating Manchester United to pick up their first home win since October. Dubravka was man of the match in that game, dominating his area and pulling off miraculous saves to deny Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.
Newcastle fans have been impressed by what they’ve seen, and have taken to twitter to share their thoughts…
Martin Dúbravka secured the victory against MUtd. Rarely does one player make the difference between three points and zero.
— Jassim Al-Kanani (@Jassimalkanani) March 1, 2018
Martin Dubravka all day!
— Craig Aynsley (@craigaynsley) March 1, 2018
100% Dubravka. Gayle has gotten a couple of goals, Kennedy has made a good impact but seriously, all Dubravka has done for the defence as well as his excellent goalkeeping. I hope we permanently sign him and he becomes a hero for NUFC. Hope we permanently get Kennedy too mind you
— Francis (@franmolloy11) March 2, 2018
Obvs gotta be Dubravka 🔥🔥🔥
— wildish embino (@ColeslawEnid) March 1, 2018
Dúbravka as he won us 3 points on his own.
— Dell (@agbnufc) March 1, 2018