‘Honoured’ Nisbet voted February PFA Player of the Month award

Central Coast Mariners midfielder Josh Nisbet made it back-to-back PFA Player of the Month awards, as his peers voted for him to win February’s award.

Nisbet won the January award last month after a fine start to the year, and has not stopped since then, remaining an ever-present in Mark Jackson’s team that now sit top of the Isuzu UTE A-League with six games remaining.

โ€œI am very honoured to be voted by my peers for this award,โ€ Nisbet said.

Iโ€™d like to thank my teammates for their support and performances, without them, this wouldnโ€™t be possible.

A typically modest Josh Nisbet on winning PFA’s February POTM.

Nisbet played every single minute for Jackson throughout February in which the team lost just once, keeping up his incredible run of playing every A-League minute this season, showing how invaluable he is to this team.

The Mariners began February with a 4-0 win over Adelaide, one of our best performances of the season, before drawing 0-0 in Wellington against the then league leaders.

We returned home and fell to our first defeat since November at the hands of Sydney FC, but responded to beat their city rivals Wanderers 1-0 eight days later before finishing the month with another 1-0 win, this time ending our AAMI Park hoodoo against Melbourne Victory.

Nisbet has already put himself in contention for a hat-trick of awards, as he has added goals to his game in March. Our number four was on target for the first time this season in Newcastle, scoring the decisive goal in our 1-0 F3 Derby success.

Our midfield maestro was at it again last time out, scoring a stunning goal to open the scoring, before notching his seventh assist of the season as we dominated Macarthur to win 3-0 and hit the summit of the A-League for the first time since November 2021.

This form understandably ramped up the talk of a first senior Socceroos call-up for Nisbet, but he missed out on this occasion.

“The kid is doing fantastic.” Socceroos boss Graham Arnold said when questioned why Nisbet hadn’t made the cut this time around.

“It’s just at the moment with World Cup qualifiers, it’s about bringing boys in that know what we do because we only get one training session.”