Newcastle United fans react as their votes make Lascelles an award winner

It has been a very enjoyable month or so for Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles.

The defender recently signed a new long-term contract at St James’ Park and he has been rewarded for some impressive performances in the Premier League.

Club shirt sponsors FUN88 allow fans to vote every month for a player that they believe is deserving of an individual accolade.

For September, Lascelles was crowned the winner after picking up 56% of the vote, beating out Mikel Merino and Matt Ritchie.

The centre-back has displayed his leadership skills in recent games and even contributed with two goals – one against Swansea City and the other against Stoke City.

Lascelles will be presented with the award before the Magpies take on Crystal Palace at St James’ Park, where the team will hunt for their first win in four matches.

After the club announced the defender as the winner, fans flocked to Twitter to offer their congratulations.