Chris Dagnall is thrilled to have overtaken Craig Davies as Barnsley’s top-scorer in all competitions this season and is now hoping to surpass his former colleague’s league tally.
Davies scored nine goals for the Reds this season, eight of which were in the Championship, before leaving for Bolton in January. Dagnall has five goals in cup competitions and his winning penalty against Brighton on Tuesday night was his fifth in the league, drawing him level with Tomasz Cywka and Jason Scotland.
“It’s great to be on ten goals, especially since I had not scored in the league before Christmas,” Dagnall, 26, told the Chronicle.
“I got those two goals against Leeds in January and my confidence has gone through the roof. That’s what comes with playing games. It is nice to be the top-scorer and hopefully I can get three or four more and help us stay up.
“Davo was a good player for us and he took a lot of goals with him. The other strikers have had to step up. It doesn’t look good at the end of the season if your top-scorer is someone who left halfway through. That happened last year with (Ricardo) Vaz Te.”