Jamaal Lascelles has been doing all the right things this season as he tries to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League while wearing the captain’s armband.
The defender, who was appointed by manager Rafael Benitez as skipper last year, has featured in every one of the Magpies’ league matches this season.
The 23-year-old, who moved to St James’ Park from Nottingham Forest in 2014, has even contributed two goals in the top flight.
After a relatively lacklustre summer in the transfer market, questions were raised over Newcastle’s ability to retain their league status.
Well, it is not going too badly for the North-East outfit as they are currently ninth in the standings as a result of three wins, one draw and three defeats.
Newcastle recorded two victories and a defeat in September, and in the process conceded just two goals.
Lascelles has been rewarded with a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2017
The defender will be battling Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Pascal Gross, Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata for the gong.
Newcastle fans have given their reaction to the captain’s nomination.
Imagine the meltdown at Sky if he wins it hahaha
— Barry (@Barry88SC) October 6, 2017
There are top 6 and a Brighton player on the list as well. No chance he’ll win
— Liam Dabbs (@ldabbs89) October 6, 2017
Done. He was brilliant for us. More of the same @Lascelles16
— Emmett O' Huiginn (@EHiggo007) October 6, 2017
Voted n get him playing for England regularly 👍🏻
— Adam (@adam83perry) October 6, 2017
— X Jade X (@jadeyg09) October 6, 2017
DONE! Lets get Jamaal the recognition he deserves
— Joe G (@Cheyroux31) October 6, 2017
Well deserved credit outside the Toon at last . Voted!
— Catherine Brown (@CathThomasBrown) October 6, 2017