Iron striker Kevin van Veen has set his sights on a successful season for both the club and himself after players returned to pre-season training this week.The Dutchman has aspirations on challenging for the League One golden boot and is also eyeing a promotion push.
He told The Iron Player: “I hope to be the top goalscorer in League One but if I don’t and we still get promotion then I will be happy.
“As a team we should be around the top of the league and for me personally I need to be scoring goals and creating assists.”
The 24-year-old reported back for pre-season a fortnight ago to see some new faces in the squad.
Manager Mark Robins has brought in nine new players so far this summer, which include former Stoke City midfielder Jamie Ness and ex-Leicester City striker Tom Hopper.
van Veen says he has been impressed by his new team mates on the training field and says they are fitting in with the squad nicely.
“They are good players and because we are a really good squad it is easier for them to settle in," he said.
He also commented on how his own fitness programme is going, which he says required a lot of work for him over the summer.
He stated: “I did a lot of work in the gym and a lot of running and I won’t stop now, I have to continue it.
"I’m getting fitter and fitter every day because of how hard I’m training but that’s good because it’s only not long until the competition starts.
“Pre-season has been tough but it’s good that we’re all in getting fit and that’s important for this year because we all need to get behind it to produce a good season.”
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