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Izale on course for record

27 November 2014

Striker could become club's top scorer in a League campaign

Izale McLeod is on course to become Reds’ record scorer in a Football League season.


The 30-year-old already has seven League goals including his second-half equaliser in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe.


In our previous three seasons in the Football League our top scorer in a season was Tyrone Barnett, with 13 in 2011-12 in League Two. Matt Tubbs scored 12 before both left in February 2012 for Peterborough and Bournemouth respectively.


The following season Billy Clarke scored ten goals in our first League One campaign while Tubbs, with eight, was leading scorer last season after returning to the club on loan for the second half of the season.


Not that records or targets seem to bother Izale too much.


He said: “I set my own targets but I don’t tell anyone. But if I achieve them then it’s great because I’m doing well and so are the team.


“At the moment I do feel really confident. Every time I go into the box I feel as if I can get a shot away and test the goalkeeper. Long may it continue.”


Reds are at home to a Chesterfield side boasting the League’s top scorer – 16-goal Eoin Doyle – this Saturday (3pm).


Izale added: “We’re unbeaten in five but we need to turn those draws we’ve been having into more wins then we will shoot up the table.


“The fans stuck with us on Saturday and it was nice to send them home with something but we need to be at it from the kick off and not wait until the last 20 minutes. It is a problem that we have to address.”


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