Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove is hoping to become the Premiership’s top scorer this season after a fantastic start to the league campaign.
He currently sits on four goals in league competition, joint-third behind Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Christie and Jermain Defoe.
In all competitions though Cosgrove is already up to double figures, netting 13 times in all competitons.
The Dons forward is targeting the Premiership golden boot at the end of the season.
He told the Daily Record (page 61, 28/09/19): ” I want to be up there again. This season I want to do better, score as many goals as I can, get more than Morelos and be the top striker.
“There is a lot of competition and a lot of goals within the top teams and if I’m up and around them all then that would be a good accolade for me.
“It would be massive to finish as top scorer. Anything the Old Firm don’t win is an achievement!”
Cosgrove needs to start scoring from open play too
Cosgrove’s goal record so far is amazing, but many of those goals have been from the spot. Three of his four league goals have been from 12 yards, with four of his goals in other competitions also coming from the spot.
You still have to score them, so fair play to Cosgrove for that. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you score them, as long as they go in.
That being said, if he wants to keep up the form that could see him challenge the likes of Morelos, Defoe and Christie for the golden boot, he needs to start scoring from open play.
He’s only scored one from open play in the league this year. Cosgrove can’t rely on penalties for the whole campaign, so it’s important he finds other routes to goal too.
His goal record at the moment though suggests a golden boot challenge is well on the cards.