Glory duo in running for PFA honour


There is a 50% chance of a Glory player being named PFA Player of the Month for February after Diego Castro and Chris Ikonomidis were both included on the four-man shortlist for the award.

With 13 goals and six assists between them this term, the attacking pair have made a huge contribution to Glory’s success despite Castro missing six games through injury and Ikonomidis being unavailable for seven matches due to his involvement with the Socceroos at the Asian Cup.

Their rivals for the PFA monthly award are Castro’s compatriot Isaias, whom he will come up against on Friday when Glory face Adelaide United and Sydney FC’s Milos Ninkovic.

Ninkovic and Castro are currently leading the way in the race for the end-of-season Alex Tobin Award, with both men level on 21 votes, while Ikonomidis has already won a personal honour this season when he was named the NAB Young Footballer of the Year nominee for October/November.

The PFA Award nominees are decided upon by by an awards committee comprising former players and leading figures in the Australian football media, with PFA members then casting their votes.

Thus, the players receiving the highest number of votes from their peers are awarded the PFA Player of the Month award.