Ramy Najjarine named January Nominee for the Young Footballer of the Year

Newcastle Jets creator Ramy Najjarine has earned the January nomination for Young Footballer of the Year for his stellar showings across five A-League games throughout the first month of 2021.

Najjarine, 20, has relished the opportunity to make regular first team appearances at the Jets on loan from Melbourne City for the 2020/21 campaign.

Jets head coach Craig Deans has relied heavily on Najjarine throughout the opening stages of the season and the Australian U-23 international has lit up the league with his electrifying dribbling and effective attacking play, working to great effect with the likes of Valentino Yuel and Roy O'Donovan in the final third.

Najjarine featured five times for the Jets throughout January, creating 12 chances, taking seven shots and recording two assists throughout the month.

The attacker's best January performances came against Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar. Najjarine notched his first of two assists for the month against the Red and Black, creating five chances and taking a personal season-high of 70 touches throughout the game. He went on to impress against Brisbane, passing at an accuracy of 92.9% and creating a further four chances, including his second assist of January converted by Yuel.

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