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I aim to be top of the charts, says hitman

27 July 2017

Striker Lee Angol believes he has the ability to be Stags' 20-goal-a-season man ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

The 22-year-old joined the Stags for an undisclosed fee in May and has scored five pre-season goals since joining the club.

And the former Peterborough United forward is looking forward to the new season and has his targets set at the top of the goalscoring charts.

"I want to be up there as top goalscorer. I just want to have a great season and one for the Stags' fans to remember," Angol said.

"Obviously I haven't had a year in professional football where I've got 20 goals, but I've done it in non-league, whether it counts or not. I know in myself I can get 20 goals."

Angol, who scored 24 league goals for Boreham Wood in the 2014/15 campaign, believes Stags' attacking quartet of himself, Danny Rose, Omari Sterling-James and Jimmy Spencer all pose different threats for opposition defences.

"I've done it in non-league, whether it counts or not. I know in myself I can get 20 goals."

Lee Angol, striker

"On the eye, people see I'm tall and might assume I'm a hold-up player or a flick-on player, but my game is more floor-based, dropping off and turning and running at defenders.

"Comparing all our strikers, I think we all offer something completely different, which is obviously good for the league because no-one can put a certain plan against us because we all offer different things.

"Since the day I came in, there's a lot of players in each position. There's not one day where you can take your foot off the pedal and you realise there's competition around you so one little slip-up you do, your competition might do something better which means that they go ahead of you in terms of the gaffer's plans.

"Obviously it's friendly competition and we enjoy it but it gets the best out of us and you've got to keep going."

The striker believes that everyone is 'on the same page' heading into the new season and on a personal level, he hopes that he can carry his pre-season momentum into the league campaign.

"The vibe is positive. Everyone can't wait for the season to start, I think everyone's got the same mentality, everyone's got the same focus, so I feel everyone's on the same page – the fans, the staff and the players.

"Personally, it just builds momentum and self-confidence. It gives you something to build on leading into the season and hopefully taking that into the season, which will be good.

"We've all got one mission – to get promotion. But we'll take it step-by-step, we won't just start rushing and looking ahead. It's a long season so we'll take it month-by-month and game-by-game and see where we finish in the league."

Supporters will be able to view Lee Angol's full news conference by logging in to iFollow Stags later today.

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