Riley McGree named October Nominee for the Young Footballer of the Year
Adelaide United sensation Riley McGree has been named the Hyundai A-League's Young Player of the Month for October.
The 21-year-old from Gawler, South Australia, has been a revelation upon returning to Adelaide from Belgian heavyweights Club Brugge in pre-season.
McGree has tallied three goals in three matches, sitting equal second in the Golden Boot race with Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC) and Mitch Duke (Western Sydney Wanderers).
The Australia youth international scored two of those goals to inspire a 2-1 victory over Newcastle Jets in Round 3 and give new boss Gertjan Verbeek his first league win at the helm.
In Round 2, the dynamic attacking midfielder scored in a 2-1 defeat against former club Melbourne City, sparking a late fightback from his side.
Three days after that, McGree led his hometown club to a resounding 4-0 win over City to seal back-to-back FFA Cup titles for Adelaide.