Newcastle Jets leading goalscorer, Andrew Nabbout spoke exclusively with The Football Sack to discuss what his move to Newcastle has meant for his career and his lifestyle.

The 24-year-old is leading the Jets’ golden boot this season and with seven goals so far he is showing just why he deserves his place in the squad and the A-League.

After leaving behind all of his family in Melbourne, Nabbout thought his chances in the A-League were over after he was let go from Melbourne Victory in 2015 and sent over to Malaysian second division club, PB Negeri Sembilan.

“To go from second division, back to the A-League and to be actually doing well is massive for my career,” Nabbout explained.

“Obviously it’s because Newcastle actually gave me a go, but it’s massive being here, it has been a huge boost and I couldn’t be happier.”

The number 15 admitted just how grateful he is to be playing in the A-League again and credited the club and its fans for helping him improve his game since the move from Melbourne.

“I love the people in the Hunter region. They’re so welcoming; win, lose or draw they’re behind us 100 per cent.”

It seems the Newcastle fans agree, having gifted the striker their Player of the Month three times so far this season, making him the first player in the club’s history to win the title three times.

Just days before facing his previous club, Victory, the attacker touched on how his career has taken off with the help of the Jets and the Newcastle lifestyle this season.

“Newcastle’s a lot more chilled then Melbourne, Melbourne’s a little bit hectic at times.

“My Fiancée and I live on the beach in town and it’s an unbelievable life style, I think it has helped my football a lot, I’m a lot more relaxed going into games.”

When he was pressed on any hobbies he had taken up since relocating to the Hunter, Nabbout admitted he had bought into the coastal lifestyle.

“I’ve tried to surf a few times, it’s a lot harder then I thought it was!

“I’d love to keep learning, but that can wait until the off-season because it does take a lot out of you and I don’t want to hurt myself. So for now I think I’m going to stick to fishing.”

With eight games left of the regular season, Newcastle’s golden boot believes his squad has a shot at finals contention if they continue to improve and find the back of the net each week.

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