Stockley sets sights on 'season of big numbers'

Jayden Stockley is setting his sights on even more goals after he reached double figures for the season with a brace in Saturday’s cup victory over Havant & Waterlooville.

The striker has now netted a total of 18 goals in his 40 appearances since first arriving in SE7 last January and is intent on grabbing even more as the Addicks look to begin climbing the League One table.

“It’s nice to get to 10 now and I’ve got my eyes fully set on a season of big numbers and, hopefully, contributing to a team that’s successful,” he said.

“I was desperate to play [on Saturday] because I saw it as a chance to get some goals and, as a striker, you want to be out there every minute when there’s goals to be had.

“It’s great when you’ve got such willing runners like Josh [Davison] and Con [Conor Washington], there seems to be bodies around me constantly and it’s giving me a lot of chances. I could have had three or four chances in the game against Doncaster alone, so I was a bit frustrated by that.

“But it’s nice to actually come off the pitch frustrated that you’re missing chances instead of not getting any at all.

“This formation can, hopefully, see us bring the best out of each other and, hopefully, the goal return between all the strikers this season can be double figures easily because the quality is there in abundance.”

Meanwhile, Stockley has praised the impact made by Caretaker Manager Johnnie Jackson since he took temporary charge following Nigel Adkins’ departure last month.

The Charlton legend has overseen an upturn in fortunes, earning three wins and a draw from his four games on the touchline, so far.

“The atmosphere has been so positive and, in terms of the intensity, it’s given us a chance to use the squad,” Stockley explained.

“Every single member of the squad, whether they’re playing or not, is behind Jacko and you’ve seen that from our results.

“You saw from the game at Sunderland that it wasn’t just a one-off. We went and beat Donny and drawn against one of the best sides in the league at home [Rotherham] and probably should have beaten them so it’s a great atmosphere to be involved in at the moment.

“Long may it continue because the boys are fully behind Jacko, Euelly and the rest of the staff.”

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