A-League: Roy Krishna wins PFA Player of the Month

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna isn't resting on his laurels, after being voted Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Month for January.

He says he wants to score more goals, as his side make a play for a deep A-League playoff run.

"Every striker wants to score every week, but it's not about me, it's about the team," he said. "I need to keep working hard on the pitch."

The 31-year-old has scored 12 goals this season, including six in the month of January - playing a big part in him winning his award.

"[I'm] very grateful for the people who voted for me, but the main focus is for the team and hopefully it continues this month."

"I'm just enjoying every week - Mark [Rudan] has given me the freedom to believe in myself, which I was lacking last season, and it shows on the pitch."

The Fijian-born striker sits one goal behind Adam Le Fondre of Sydney FC in the race for the Golden Boot.

"We don't worry about Newcastle Jets or Melbourne City or Adelaide United," Krishna said.

The Phoenix conceded a goal in the 67th minute in their 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory last weekend, something Krishna wants to move on from.

"Yes, we were disappointed not to pick up three points, but we need to focus on the game this weekend and getting three points.

"The main target for the season is to get this club to the playoffs and that's what I'm focusing on.

"As long as we are getting three points, I'm happy."

On Saturday, the Phoenix will take on Sydney FC, who currently sit third on the table.


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