Newport County striker Frank Nouble has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for August.
The numbers speak for themselves from the most prolific month of the 25-year-old’s career to date. Five goals and an assist in four games included a 13-minute hat-trick against Chesterfield, which featured an unstoppable 25-yarder into the top corner.
Newport manager Mick Flynn said: "I'm made up for Frank. He's got undoubted ability and I'm pleased he's proving that. There's a lot of football left to play and I've challenged him for this not to be the only award he wins this season."
Nouble added: "I'm very delighted and very grateful for the award. Having one of our players named League Two Player of the Month for August sums up the great start we've had as a club. For me, It's made me proud but also hungry to make sure this season is a success both for me personally and for the club. We want to bring back the good times for the supporters too!"
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Nouble set himself an ambitious target of 20 League Two goals for the Exiles this campaign. Very few, if any, would have predicted Nouble eating into a quarter of that target entering September, but his superb 13-minute hat-trick suggests the former West Ham front man might have finally found stability in South Wales – his 15th professional club!”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery continued: “His stunning 25-yard strike into the top corner against the Spireites was a worthy EFL Goal of the Weekend winner and Exiles fans may have more than just a newly relaid Rodney Parade surface to celebrate this season if their new acquisition from Southend can do the business on it. Nouble’s five-goal haul means Mike Flynn’s side can look up the table rather than down it after last season’s miraculous final-day escape.”