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Goals are what I live for, says new talisman

19 May 2017

New Mansfield Town striker Lee Angol says he is excited about the proposition of adding to his impressive career goals’ tally at the Stags.

The 22-year-old, who signed yesterday from Peterborough United, has a career goals ratio of almost one in every two matches.

He became Posh’s top scorer in 2015-16 in League One and previously netted 32 goals in all competitions for Boreham Wood in the Conference South.

And after putting pen to paper for the Stags, he said: “From [being] young, I’ve always loved scoring goals. Whenever I’m on the pitch, all I try to do is score goals. As many as I can score in one game is what I strive to do. That is what I love doing.

“I’ve had a few sub appearances here and there in League Two, but this is [my opportunity] to show League Two what I can do. I’m excited about this challenge. It’s one I’ve not really had before so I can’t wait to hit the ground running and start. It’s a different step for me, a new challenge and something I’m looking forward to.

“I’m very excited. I can’t wait to put on a shirt and get off to a good start and maintain it. Hopefully it’s a successful one.”

The 6ft 3in marksman described his playing style: “I think sometimes I can be misunderstood. People see my size and see me and think ‘he could be that target man’. I’m not really that target man who just holds up the ball. I’ve got more to my game. I like to come short, get on the ball, half-turn, spin. Of course, I love finishing. Goals are what I live for. 

“I have [set] targets for myself, but that’s for me to know. I set little targets for myself. If I keep setting my little goal targets and I keep achieving them [then I'm satisfied].”

The ex-Tottenham hotshot said he was impressed by the positivity at One Call Stadium ahead of 2017-18.

“The first thing I noticed [when at the ground] is the positive vibe around the place. Everyone has a mentality of moving forward, from the gaffer to the people on reception. It’s exciting to be around.

“I’ve heard a lot of things about this club’s ambition. I’ve spoken to the gaffer. He’s ambitious and so am I, so everything clicks. I’m trying to develop and learn a lot. I know the gaffer here has a lot of experience. He can help improve me."

StagsPlayerHD subscribers can view Lee Angol's first interview.

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