May on his sensational goalscoring form

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Alfie May extended his red-hot goalscoring form for Charlton in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Cambridge United at The Valley.

The summer signing has scored 19 goals across all competitions this season, 15 of which have come in Sky Bet League One. His tally of 30 league goals in 2023 is one more than Manchester City's Erling Haaland.

If I can get to the 20 mark very soon, I think I will be setting myself a target in terms of hitting the 30 mark in all competitions,” May told talkSPORT’s EFL All Access show. “That would be some season for me personally! For me, it's good to have little targets like that because you work even harder each day.

“Did I expect this many at this stage? No, but I'm on top of the world at the minute and I'm enjoying it. I just can't wait for the next match because I feel I’m in such good form.”

Since Michael Appleton was appointed as Head Coach in September, the 30-year-old has found the back of the net 15 times in just 18 outings.

“The gaffer has got the best out of me as a player at this current time with the form that I’m in,” explained May. “He’s really good to work with. The minute he got appointed, I had messages from players who have played under him and they said, ‘you’ve got a great manager there.’

“He’s brought in togetherness, the willingness to win and making sure that every time we step on that pitch, we give it our all. He drives that throughout the week and it’s really important to have that.”

“We know how important the three points are and we’re frustrated from Saturday's game not to take all three, but we’re still unbeaten,” he added. “Hopefully, we go to Barnsley, get the points there and kick on.

“We all believe in what we want to achieve and you do this job to succeed - we want to get promoted. It’s important we take it game-by-game, go on a winning run and see where that takes us. We’ve got plenty of games to do that and it’s important that we start it this Saturday.”

 

(Transcription by Ulrica Angoua)

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