In-form D’Agostino earns Young Player of the Year nomination


Glory forward Nick D’Agostino’s sparkling recent form has seen him named as the Young Player of the Year Nominee for February.

The 22-year-old scored three times during his four appearances over the course of the month, opening his account for the club with a late equaliser against Melbourne Victory at HBF Park and then adding a brace in the 4-2 win over Wellington Phoenix.

Along with his three goals, the versatile forward attempted 90 passes, with a 72.2% success rate and won ten of his 14 duels.

The award continues a memorable few months for the versatile attacker who played a key role in helping Australia Under-23s qualify for this year’s Olympics in Tokyo.

When informed of his nomination, D’Agostino was quick to acknowledge the contribution made by his Glory colleagues.

“It’s a huge honour,” he said, “but it all goes down to the teammates, the coaching staff, the medical staff and everyone who has helped keep me on the field as long as possible and in the shape that I’m in.

“Going overseas with the Olyroos allowed me to come back with a lot of confidence and able to get into those positions to score goals.

“Once on the park, it comes down to teammates finding the right spots and putting yourself in the right position to put the ball in the back of the net.

“Playing games every three or four days [with the Olyroos] really helped with match sharpness and scoring goals gave me so much confidence which I was able to bring back to here to Glory.

“Everything is going to plan at the moment.”