Shrewsbury Town's Lee Angol aims for a goal-den season
Hot-shot Lee Angol is eyeing a breakthrough season with Shrewsbury and has set his targets on the League One golden boot.
The striker, who sealed a deadline day switch to Town from League Two Mansfield, has scored two goals in his first two starts for John Askey’s men.
He netted in last Saturday’s 3-2 reverse at Luton and bagged the opener in Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy tie with Manchester City’s under-21s.
The confident centre-forward has previously spent one full season in the third tier, with Peterborough in 2015/16, where he scored 11 times in 33 appearances. A broken ankle led to a subsequent loan at Lincoln before a permanent switch to Mansfield.
But the 24-year-old wants this to be the season he announces himself in League One. He said: “No player wants to drop down. Every player wants to keep progressing as high as they can.
“So I’m happy to be back in League One and hopefully take this team higher and progress myself.
“I know I can score goals if I’m working hard enough and if I’m fit enough. Here I know I’m in a good team that will push each other with a lot of good competition – so I it brings the best out of everyone.
“It’s a healthy environment.”
Angol was on hand to profit from uncertain goalkeeping at Luton to open his Town account. Keeper James Shea dropped the ball in open play, believing he had a free-kick, and Angol pounced to score.
Shrewsbury’s new No.9 followed that with a calm close-range finish in Tuesday night’s draw with City.
After featuring briefly for Mansfield early in pre-season, the forward missed a number of warm-up games for his former club and is still building up full sharpness now.
The south London-born striker, formerly of non-league outfits Hendon and Boreham Wood, said he thrives on being the main man for goals.
“I want to be top goalscorer. Not just in the team but in the league. I want to take this team to another level,” he added.
“I haven’t had that breakthrough team, all through a season.“I’m hoping that this season can be the one.”
“Everyone is focused on the (first league) win. We’ve put in good performances. when we get the win then everyone, including fans, will be pushing each week, game by game.”