So far, Andrija Novakovich (Muskego) is certainly enjoying 2017.
The 20-year-old striker continued his fine run of form for the Reading Under-23 team on Monday, scoring twice as the Royals rolled past visiting Birmingham City 4-1 in a Premier League Cup group match at Adams Park. (Watch highlights below)
Novakovich has nine goals in 21 appearances (20 starts) in all competitions for the Under-23 side this season, including five goals in four matches this month.
He scored the opener in Monday's match, getting the ball from Ramarni Medford Smith on the left side after some fine work by the fullback, working into the box and firing between two defenders and past Birmingham City goalkeeper Connal Trueman to the far post in the 6th minute.
Novakovich was influential in the attack throughout for Reading, which led 2-1 in the 75th when he added his second of the day. Receiving the ball on the left flank, he cut into the box and beat a defender and then slotted past Trueman from about 15 yards out.
Reading (3-0-1) leads Group H in the 32-team Premier League Cup with two matches remaining; the top two finishers in each group advance to the knockout round.
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