SPFL Team of the Month – February 2019

Spring is finally here. February is over, and it was a month full of drama in the Scottish Premiership. This is EN4News’ Team of the Month for February.

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GK – Scott Bain (Celtic)

Kept three clean sheets in five games, conceding only twice. Made some big saves, including from Sean Clare in the crucial 2-1 victory over Hearts on Wednesday. It appears now that he won the number one spot from fellow Scotland international, Craig Gordon.

RB – James Tavernier (Rangers)

Netted five goals in February, four of which were penalties. The Englishman now has 13 goals for the season, a remarkable feat for a defender. He also helped the club to four clean sheets in the league for February.

CB – Darren McGregor (Hibernian)

One of the men to have improved massively since the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom. McGregor has been solid in the previous three matches, of which Hibs have won all three.

CB – Connor Goldson (Rangers)

Goldson has been immense since returning from injury at the start of the month, with Rangers conceding only twice in the four games he has played. He has formed a solid partnership with fellow Englishman, Joe Worrall.

LB – Borna Barisic (Rangers)

The Croatian fullback was a menace down the left-hand-side for the Glasgow club in February, as well as being a part of the defence that conceded only twice in five games in the month.

RM – Jake Hastie (Motherwell)

The teenager was a revelation for the Lanarkshire side in February. Since returning from spending the first half of the season on loan at Alloa Athletic, Hastie has scored four goals in as many games. Understandably, the Well fans have been very excited by the 19-year-old’s recent performances.

CM – Scott Brown (Celtic)

The veteran midfielder produced some big moments for the Parkhead side last month, which included netting the winner against Kilmarnock and providing the assist for Odsonne Edouard’s winning goal against Hearts at Tynecastle.

CM – David Turnbull (Motherwell)

The teenager has been one of the breakthrough stars of the season, and February was another great month for Turnbull. A number of dominating midfield performances were produced, and he netted a last minute winner against Hearts.

LM – Stephen Mallan (Hibernian)

Mallan has been phenomenal since Heckingbottom took over at Easter Road. He’s looked in as good form as he was in at the start of the season, and Hibs fans will hope he can continue that form into the remainder of the season.

ST – Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)

The Frenchman netted a crucial winner against Hearts on Wednesday, as well as netting twice in a 4-1 win over Motherwell, a match that turned out to be Brendan Rodgers’ final game in charge of the Hoops. He also secured all three points at Tynecastle with a late strike in the first match under returning boss, Neil Lennon.

ST – Marc McNulty (Hibernian)

McNulty has been in scintillating form of late, netting five goals in three games. Hibs’ striker problems have been a thing of the past since he joined in January on loan from Reading. And with form like this, the Hibees will hope to retain his services beyond this season.

Click here to view January’s team of the month.

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