When the Swans walked off the pitch at Cheltenham on September 18, Jason Scotland had six goals to his name and was looking a good bet to top the League One scoring charts for the season.
Now, one month later, he still has those six goals and has seen Paul Anderson join him at the top of the Swans charts and also seen new boy Warren Feeney grab four in his last three league games. It is not something that worries Scotland but he admits that he would like to be back amongst the goals at the Liberty as he prepares himself for the visit of Hartlepool tomorrow.
Scotland is also acutely aware that with the return of Darryl Duffy the Swans will have three fit strikers vying for the two places available on the matchday and he wants to regain his scoring touch to cement one of those places as his own.
Speaking in today’s Western Mail, Scotland says “I’m not happy with my own form,
“I could be doing better, but form seems to come and go just like that.
“When it came I got goals and when it’s gone, it’s really gone. Hopefully I can get a goal on Saturday and change that.
“I just think I was getting at people and doing more around the pitch before. I’m not doing that as regularly at the moment.
“Obviously it’s not up to standard. But it will just take one moment for it to change.
“I’m still feeling fresh and fit, but something needs to change. Hopefully it will on Saturday.
“Warren seems to be scoring goals and it’s going well for him,” he said. “Obviously I haven’t got one in six games, but it’s OK so long as the other striker is scoring.
“I’m happy for Warren because he is getting goals and we are doing well. It’s like when I was scoring, Duffs wasn’t. But you still play your part and it can take the pressure off you if someone else is getting the goals. As long as we keep getting goals it doesn’t matter who scores. If you’re not winning, people look at strikers and say they aren’t doing their job.
“It’s not frustrating for me at the moment. But it would be if the team was losing and I wasn’t scoring.
“I’m happy to have six goals already but I think I can get more.
“It’s just disappointing that I haven’t scored in five games. It would be pleasing to be top goalscorer. It could happen and hopefully it will, but it’s still early days.
“I can’t really say much about Hartlepool, I haven’t played in League One and I don’t know much about them. But we will go about business as usual. I’m sure Hartlepool will come at us and provide a tough task.”
If the Swans win, they will keep their place at the top of League One. Scotland is enjoying the club’s current status, but knows it won’t be easy to hold on to it.
“It’s our first time at the top of the league since I joined, so it feels good,” he added.
“It feels good to come into work and there is a real buzz about the place.
“We can’t get carried away though because it is still early days. Hopefully we can maintain our run and keep going.”