NEWPORT County AFC striker Frank Nouble has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for August.

It was the most prolific month of the 25-year-old’s career to date with five goals and an assist in four games, including a hat-trick against Chesterfield which featured an unstoppable 25-yard strike.

Nouble said: “I’m delighted and very grateful for the award.

“Having one of our players named League Two Player of the Month for August sums up the great start we’ve had as a club.

“It’s made me proud but also hungry to make sure this season is a success both for me and the club.

“We want to bring back the good times for the supporters too.”

County boss Michael Flynn, who missed out on the manager of the month accolade to Exeter City’s Paul Tisdale, added: “I’m made up for Frank. He’s got undoubted ability and I’m pleased he’s proving that.

“There’s a lot of football left to play and I’ve challenged him for this not to be the only award he wins this season.”

Nouble will be looking to add to his tally tomorrow when the Exiles host Wycombe Wanderers at Rodney Parade.

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said of the striker: “Nouble set himself an ambitious target of 20 League Two goals for the Exiles this campaign.

“Very few, if any, would have predicted Nouble eating into a quarter of that target entering September, but his superb 13-minute hat-trick in the win at home to Chesterfield suggests the former West Ham frontman might have finally found stability in South Wales – his 15th professional club.”

Meanwhile, Sky Bet football trading manager Paul Lowery said: “His stunning 25-yard strike into the top corner against the Spireites was a worthy EFL Goal of the Weekend winner and Exiles fans may have more than just a newly re-laid Rodney Parade surface to celebrate this season if their new acquisition can do the business on it.

“Nouble’s five-goal haul means Mike Flynn’s side can look up the table rather than down it after last season’s miraculous final-day escape.

“We now rate Newport an 18/1 poke to drop out the Football League from an opening show of 4/1.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Goodman, EFL communications director Mark Rowan, League Managers’ Association director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet football trading manager Mikey Mumford.