Scotland Still Aiming At Twenty Goals

Saturday, 13 December 2008, 9:55
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The Swansea City striker notched numbers six and seven of the season against Barnsley on Tuesday night as they fought back from two goals down to snatching a point in the last minute of stoppage time.

And that is form that Scotland is looking to take into this weekend’s clash with Sheffield United when the Swans look to end a run that has seen them draw the last four games.

Speaking to the Western Mail, the Swans striker said “Sometimes I think about it and ask myself how much people actually want from me,” he joked. “They probably think I set a high standard last season so they expect the same in the Championship.

“It’s almost as if they want me to score 25-30 goals this season as well. But chances are much harder to come by in this league.

“When I get them I’m confident I will take them. I still want to hit the 20-goal mark as well, so I will definitely be working hard to get as many as possible.

“Obviously I want to score more goals. But having seven already is still a good return for this stage of the season.

“When you hear managers like Barnsley’s Simon Davey talking about how he told his players specifically to mark me tightly, you can see that it’s going to be more difficult for me this year,” said Scotland.

“But I like the battle and it brings out the best of me.

“I get one or two opportunities each game and I just have to take them. It’s hard though because everyone knows I am a goalscorer and defenders mark me much closer.

“I always thought I would still get chances, though. It’s just that I knew they wouldn’t come as frequently as they did last year.

“When you hear managers like Barnsley’s Simon Davey talking about how he told his players specifically to mark me tightly, you can see that it’s going to be more difficult for me this year,” said Scotland.

“But I like the battle and it brings out the best of me.

“I get one or two opportunities each game and I just have to take them. It’s hard though because everyone knows I am a goalscorer and defenders mark me much closer.

“I always thought I would still get chances, though. It’s just that I knew they wouldn’t come as frequently as they did last year.

“We all know our performance wasn’t good enough against Barnsley.

“But we will be looking to put that right today and hopefully we will get the result we want.

“After so many draws, it’s a game we must win to get back towards the play-offs.”

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