Kyah Simon named Player of the Week

Westfield Matildas forward Kyah Simon has been named the Player of the Week in the Eredivisie Vrouwen. 

Simon was a key player for PSV Eindhoven in their opening match of the season as they defeated SC Heerenveen 2-1 last weekend. 

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Starting in her debut match for the Dutch club, the 29-year-old was active throughout her full 90 minute stint in the PSV attack. 

In the 36th minute, Simon was on the end of a cross with her header hitting the post before rebounding to Joëlle Smits for the opening goal. 

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The pair combined again in the second half with Simon’s quick switch releasing Smits, but this time the striker aimed just wide. 

Simon’s productive start up front with PSV is a testament to her enjoyment at returning to a role as a main striker. 

“I'm actually playing up front here for PSV so that's been really nice and given me almost a new lease on playing again,” she told last month.

“It's only been the last few years I would say that I've transitioned a little bit more into that 10 role. I still don't have a preference, but I think deep down I enjoy being a striker.  I think that's really where I belong only because I've played so many of my younger years in that position.”