AFC Telford United midfielder Steve Leslie has been set a double figure goal target by his manager for the Blue Square Bet Premier campaign.
The 24-year-old found the net for the first time since joining the Bucks in the summer during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Gateshead.
And boss Andy Sinton believes that can be the catalyst for some regular scoring exploits from the former Shrewsbury Town youngster as he eyes support for leading scoring Kieron St Aimie, who has already bagged five goals.
“I’m delighted for Steve,” said Sinton.
“He’s got an abundance of ability. You can see what he can do with the ball.
“He’s got to work at aspects of his game but Steve with his feet is capable of chipping in with eight or 10 goals at this level.
“That was the first. He has been very unlucky up until now.
“He’s hit the inside of the post, he’s come close he’s made a lot of contributions and assists so maybe that first goal will just get him on a roll because we need goals from all over the park.
“We can’t just rely on Kieron St Aimie. You can’t just rely on any one player so he has done great and I’m pleased for him.”
Meanwhile, Sinton was pleased with his side’s improved discipline at Gateshead.
Defender Jordan Rose was the only player booked in the north east, a major improvement from the five red cards which has hindered Telford’s progress so far this season.
“When we play I demand one thing – that they work their socks off.
“I demanded two things against Gateshead (and the second was) that they behave themselves and they did.
“I want us to be competitive. We can’t not lay a glove on people.
“We can’t not put tackles in, we can’t not try to win headers but we can stop the stupid, petulant things that have just crept in,.
“By trying to look tough and strong you are actually just making us weak.”