King’s Lynn Town FC striker Sam Mulready has set his sights on topping the scoring charts going into tomorrow’s clash with Cirencester at The Walks.
Two goals in Lynn’s last two games has left Mulready right on the tail of leading scorer Lee Stevenson going into the final third of the campaign.
Stevenson has 10 goals to his name while homegrown talent Mulready is close behind him on seven.
The in-form Mulready said: “My Lynn career has always been a bit stop-start what with injuries and other players coming in, but hopefully I can push on from here.
“I’m always confident in my own ability and I still don’t think the fans have seen the best of me yet.
“I said at the start of the season that my aim was to score 20 goals and I still think that is achievable.
“As a striker you always want to be among the goals. I want to stay in the team and keep performing, but as long the team keeps winning that’s all that matters.”
Niggling injuries have thwarted Mulready’s progress in recent seasons, but the 22-year-old hopes his long-term injury woes are now a thing of the past.
“To be fair, up until the last month I had felt quite fit, but my quad had been quite tight, said Mulready whose best goal return in Lynn colours was last season’s total of 10.
“As a footballer you know your own body better than anyone and with past experience I’m now more sensible with things.
“I felt it was best that I had a little bit of a rest but now I am feeling good again and just want to be out on the pitch.”
Mulready believes that Lynn’s young squad is getting better and better the longer the season goes on.
“The squad of players we’ve got here is class,” admitted Mulready.
“It’s up there, if not better, than all of the other squads which I have played in at Lynn.
“Although we would have taken a draw before last Saturday’s match at Poole, the players were gutted after the game.
“Setch said it was a great point away from home, but we all felt that we’d done enough to go on to win the game. We are close to where we are aiming to be.”
The Linnets currently boost a 100 per cent league win record against Cirencester - both as a new club and in their former life.
Evo-Stik Southern League
Premier Division top 14
Poole T 28 16 8 4 56
Chippenham T 29 14 10 5 52
Weymouth 28 12 11 5 47
Redditch Utd 26 12 10 4 46
Hitchin T 25 13 7 5 46
Dunstable T 27 12 7 8 43
Dorchester T 27 12 6 9 42
Hungerford T 26 11 9 6 42
Biggleswade T 28 13 3 12 42
King’s Lynn T 28 13 3 12 42
Kettering T 25 12 4 9 40
Leamington 25 11 6 8 39
Slough T 27 10 6 11 36
Cirencester T 26 11 3 12 36