Golden ticket to Socceroos trials for Taggart

SWEET SUCCESS: Newcastle Jets player Adam Taggart.
SWEET SUCCESS: Newcastle Jets player Adam Taggart.

NEWCASTLE Jets sensation Adam Taggart has capped off his most successful A-League season with two coveted awards.

The 20-year-old striker took home the A-League Golden Boot and Young Player of the Year award at a gala ceremony last week.

Taggart scored 16 goals for the Jets this season, four shy of the next best in the league.

He also managed a phenomenal hat-trick against the Melbourne Heart.

With a year remaining on his Jets contract, Taggart is now vying for a place in the Socceroos preliminary squad for the World Cup.

Although the Jets' season has finished, Taggart will continue training to bolster his chances of selection in the 30-man Socceroos squad on May 14.

Also on Taggart's radar is a move to Europe, where he hopes to play first-team football.