After reaching 250 goals for Inverurie Locos, Neil Gauld’s sights are already set on joining the 300 club.
The striker became the first Harlaw Park player to hit 250 for the club with his effort in the 2-2 draw with Clachnacuddin.
Now Gauld, pictured, is thinking about trying to reach 300 goals for the Railwaymen.
The 31-year-old said: “It’s really good to reach 250, I knew I was on 249 but I picked up an injury. That meant I missed a game against Wick and then came on as a sub against Forres.
“But then I started on Saturday and it was good to reach it and hopefully there are many more to come. It was in my mind when I was injured but I didn’t mention it to anyone else. I just kept to myself when I was injured.
“But it was a home game against Clach and I always fancy scoring at home so it was good to get it. My total in the league is 309 because I got 41 with Formartine and 18 at Huntly.
“I’m proud of having that number of goals because there aren’t too many players who have hit that kind of number.
“Cammy Keith is one I can think of who is up around the 300 mark but there aren’t many who will have got that.
“There have been better players than me in the Highland League who haven’t got that many goals so it gives me pride to have over 300 in the Highland League.
“I’ve got another year left on my contract so 300 is definitely an aim for me.
“Hopefully there will be more than just another year left for me if my legs keep going.
“So I definitely hope to get over 300 and just get as many as I can.
“At the start of my career I was always just getting around 20 goals, but in recent seasons I have been over 30 quite a few times and my best is 43.
“It seems like I’m getting more goals as I’m getting older.”
In Locos’ final three games Gauld is hoping to get five more goals which he needs to break that personal record for strikes in one season of 43.
And he hopes new signing, winger Ryan Stott, can lay on some assists for him in matches against Lossiemouth, Fraserburgh and Rothes.
Gauld said: “We don’t have too many wingers at the club but Ryan is one and against Clach we played two wingers which as a striker I’m quite happy about. “I think Ryan will be a good signing because he’s won the league with Cove and been at Formartine.
“He has good pedigree so hopefully he can lay on a few assists and make a difference to our squad.”