Western Sydney Wanderers’ Mitch Duke and Melbourne Victory’s Darian Jenkins have been revealed as the PFA’s February Players of the Month.

Jenkins, on loan from National Women’s Soccer League club Reign FC, featured in Victory’s three matches during February, playing 246 minutes, accruing four goals, and proving an effective threat from the right wing with 16 crosses.

The 25-year-old, who was also voted into the PFA’s W-League Team of the Season, enjoyed a stellar February, scoring back-to-back doubles in Victory’s 7-0 drubbing of Newcastle Jets and 3-1 win over Sydney FC, helping to secure second place on the ladder and a home semi-final.

Jenkins said she was humbled to receive the peer-voted award.

“I’m very surprised and extremely honoured to hear about the award,” Jenkins said. “It means a lot more to be voted by your peers, especially when there were so many great performances in the month of February. 

“It makes me happy that we’re able to cheer on players’ success from teams that aren’t your own. I truly appreciate it.”

Jenkins polled ahead of Melbourne City FC’s Matilda Ellie Carpenter and Perth Glory’s Morgan Andrews, who were shortlisted for the accolade and voted on by the W-League membership.

Meanwhile in the A-League, Wanderers captain Duke was in red-hot form for the Red and Black in February. The former Shimizu Pulse and Central Coast Mariners striker netted five times in four appearances. 

Scoring twice from the penalty spot in wins over Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets, Duke then fired in a brace in a captivating 5-2 win over Adelaide United.

Capping off February with a morale-boosting win over Sydney FC, Duke nodded home his second decisive Derby winner this season, with his header providing the Wanderers with a shock 1-0 win over the league leaders.

Duke paid tribute to his teammates and the Wanderers’ coaching staff.

“It’s always nice to win these kinds of individual awards, but credit has to go to my teammates and coaching staff as it’s always a collective effort and a striker is only as good as the team behind him,” Duke said.

“But I am proud of this achievement and I am grateful to be voted player of the month for February so thank you to my peers for believing I deserved this award.”

Duke edged out fellow nominees Ben Halloran (Adelaide United) and Brisbane Roar’s goalkeeper Jamie Young who were in the mix for the player-voted award.