Alf on course as he eyes up 20 goal mark

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DESPITE his recent drying up, Adam Le Fondre’s goalscoring record remains on a par with what he’d achieved at the same time last season.

Then he’d notched his 20th goal in his 30th appearance, a 2-0 home win over Dagenham on February 9.

He went into today’s game at home to Crewe Alexandra with 18 goals in 31 appearances and, in terms of time scale, could still reach the 20 goal mark at the same time if he can score twice in the games against Crewe and, next Tuesday, at Gillingham.

Last season he finished with 30 goals.

He has scored once (against Stockport last Saturday) in the last eight matches having ended his run of six goalless games a week ago.

“Alf is Alf and nothing bothers him and he’s always confident that he’ll score goals,” said Millers manager Ronnie Moore.

“He knows he’s not played particularly well recently but he also knows that we haven’t created an awful lot for him, he’s not had the service.

“We had a chat the day before the Stockport game and adjusted something and he looked sharper that day and back to more like his old self.”

He now finds himself with a possible challenger for his position as Ian Thomas-Moore can also play down the middle.

“Yes, he can play there and I wouldn’t be against playing the two together either but it’s like anywhere else, you want competition for places.”