Season's tally is not enough for goal-hungry Jerome

The striker wants more chances and more goals

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:05 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:06 am
Cameron Jerome

He may be Dons' top-scorer this season, but Cameron Jerome isn't entirely happy with his goal tally this season.

The 34-year-old has 12 goals to his name in 33 appearances but said he feels he could have had more if more chances come his way.

He said: "I know I can score a lot more goals, but I've not had that many chances and I feel I've been pretty clinical with the chances I've had.

"I came in a bit later so it took me a bit of time to get into my stride and I think I'm there now.

"But for all the dominance and creative players we have, we don't create a lot of chances, and when I look around the league and see some other players get a lot more chances than our strikers do.

"As a striker, you're judged on goals and I want to score every time I'm out there. I think I'm more than goals, and I think I have been throughout my career, it's what else you bring to the table. Ultimately, the game is so analytic and you can be solely judged on that."

Despite not scoring as many as he would have liked at this stage, Jerome says he is enjoying playing for MK Dons this season.

He added: "It's a young man's game, you're judged on your age. I'm not going to be around forever, so this could be my last season so I have to enjoy it while I'm playing! I'm enjoying playing in this team, with the gaffer and his style of football. I've played in a lot worse teams and sometimes it isn't nice even when you're winning games! The main thing is enjoyment."