Dapo Afolayan is happy that the objectives have been shared across the Bolton Wanderers squad far more for the reason that January switch window as he insists the crew profitable is his fundamental focus quite than putting targets or taking part in in sure positions.
The attacker in heading in the right direction to be the membership’s top scorer in entrance of goal this season with 14 strikes in all competitions, although Amadou Bakayoko is shut behind with 13 after scoring the winner from the penalty spot over the weekend towards Cheltenham City.
Earlier on within the marketing campaign, Afolayan had been the principal supply of objectives for Wanderers and there was a stage of the season the place the Bolton squad was not contributing as a lot because it maybe might have carried out on this side.
However issues have modified for the reason that January switch window with Dion Charles and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson arriving to chip in to the membership’s goalscoring credentials, in addition to a totally match Bakayoko hitting his stride within the remaining third.
With the likes of even defensive midfielder MJ Williams scoring, Afolayan believes it is a constructive signal for the crew that Wanderers have objectives from a number of areas of the pitch now.
Afolayan lately ended a goalscoring draught which lasted some two months with the primary goal within the victory towards Accrington Stanley, however he insists profitable is what issues most.
He mentioned: “I feel there was a spell the place, as a crew, we weren’t scoring sufficient objectives.
“However since January the objectives have been shared out much more – Jon and Dion have gotten six every, I feel, Baka has been up there as nicely, I’ve scored 4 or 5 since then. Even MJ has popped up with one, in order that is all the time a constructive signal for the crew.
“Whenever you rating objectives from totally different areas and positions then you could have all the time bought an opportunity, you’re all the time a menace and I feel you could have seen that with us this season.
“Trendy soccer is totally different now and loads is mentioned about objectives and assists however, on the finish of the day, individuals pay to look at us entertain.
“I do know objectives win video games and all that – however you will get an help by rolling the ball two yards, so I don’t actually look an excessive amount of into all of it.
“I simply need to win video games. I’ve been unfortunate a couple of instances, and I believed I used to be going to attain with my head at Crewe, however getting objectives is advantageous. I simply take it in my stride.”
Afolayan spent the first half of the season out on his preferred left flank from which he has experienced some of his best moments in a Wanderers shirt.
Of late, he has lined up more in the number 10 role to help accomodate a strike partnership and away from potentially his best position at the moment.
But the former West Ham United man believes the campaign has been a great learning experience despite some frustrations along the way, as winning and Wanderers doing well ensuring that pales into insignificance.
Afolayan said: “It is about learning. This is my first professional season, yes, but I have played a lot of games at different levels, so it is taking those things and using them here.
“There is a little bit of frustration but, again, as long as the team is winning and doing well then it is not really an issue.”