Keane Lewis-Potter is aiming to continue his goalscoring form ahead of the Championship clash with QPR.
The forward has scored two goals in two games, notching the first in a 4-1 victory over Preston North End, before netting the equaliser in the penalty shootout defeat against Wigan Athletic in the Carabao Cup.
“It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet,” said Lewis-Potter.
“Being a forward, that’s one of my roles. Every game I set myself targets to score or create goals and I’m buzzing with the first two games with the goals.
“The Preston result was an unbelievable effort from the lads. We started the game slow as we conceded early on, but we got back into the game and just pushed and pushed and we were deserved winners in the end.
“I think all the players can admit together with the Wigan result that it was not good enough in the first half. All of us were nowhere near it.
“Second half was a lot better and I think their goal gave us a wake up call. I think we had a few chances at the end to win it in normal time, but going to penalties, we always say it’s a lottery and we were unlucky in the end; it’s a tough one to take.”
Despite the Wigan defeat, there were positives to take. Fans returned to the MKM Stadium for a competitive fixture for the first time since the relaxation of COVID restrictions and a host of Academy graduates featured, including Jacob Greaves being named captain for the first time as a starting player.
“For ‘Greavesy’ it’s massive for him to be captain,” Lewis-Potter added.
“He’s a local lad and I think he sets an example to a lot of the other Academy lads to follow in his footsteps really, so I’m buzzing for him. We’re best mates as we’ve come through the Academy together and to play football with your best mates, there’s nothing better than that.
“Since the fans have returned for the last two games, they’ve been unbelievable. They’ve backed us all the way and I just can’t wait for the season to continue.”