Healey wants to improve his goal-ratio even more

His name is Rhys Healey, and he wants to score every week.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 10:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 10:04 pm
Rhys Healey celebrates his goal against Wycombe

The fans sing this line as part of his chant, but he wants to bring his goals-to-games ratio down from an already impressive one-in-two to a goal per game.

After two goals this week, against Rochdale and against Wycombe, Healey has eight goals from an injury-hit 15 appearances this season.

And although his season has been dramatically cut because of the four-month thigh injury he suffered in September, Healey says he wants to become even more successful in front of goal.

Healey in action against Wycombe

"I do look at my stats," he said. "I'd be surprised if there was a striker out there who doesn't, to be fair. I'm one-in-two at the moment but I want to get to one-in-one. I want to score as many goals as possible because that will only help the team at the end of the day.

"I'm my own biggest critic because I know what I'm capable of, not just in terms of scoring goals but my all-round play. Having that injury at the start of the season has taken its toll on my a bit but I'm getting close to full fitness and I hope that will see me up my game even more."

That injury which ruled him out for much of the early season coincided with Dons' dismal turn. Pulling out against Blackpool in September, Dons went on the win-less run which ultimately cost Paul Tisdale his job, while his return also brought about a return to winning ways for the club, now under Russell Martin.

Healey admitted he is still looking to get sharper but feels he has been putting in some good showings since his return.

The striker scored a stoppage time penalty to beat Rochdale earlier this week

He said: "In terms of what I've done on the pitch, I think it's been good. I've been scoring goals despite not playing as well as I can. I think I'm still chasing that final bit of match sharpness having been out for four months. There is definitely more to come.

"I wanted to stay here last season because it felt like home. Coming back here to score goals and help the team out was something that I really wanted. I'm settled and I'm happy, I love being around the stadium and training with the team. That's all you can ask for as a player."