Twenty-goal target set by Shrewsbury Town's Morgan

Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal gives chase with Marvin Fof Shrewsbury Town
Morgan (r) played in September's 3-1 Carling Cup defeat by Arsenal

Shrewsbury top scorer Marvin Morgan has targeted 20 goals this season, despite not scoring in the last seven games.

The 28-year-old hit seven goals early on, but has insisted he can still contribute to their promotion bid.

"I have confidence in myself - and I think one goal would open the floodgates for me," Morgan told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"I'm looking for double figures by Christmas, and there's no reason why I shouldn't get over 20 for the season."

The 6ft 4ins frontman joined Shrewsbury in the summer from Aldershot.

In 2009-10 he scored 16 goals and then managed another five last season before a fall-out saw him loaned to Dagenham & Redbridge.

"I started well [this season] with a good run of goals, but I'm in third gear at the moment," Morgan said.

"I need to kick on again - I set a bar for myself and I need to get back to that.

"We've got a good team and a good manager, we're in a great position in the league in third spot and there's a little gap opening up.

"We owe someone a 6-0, we owe someone a battering, and I want to score a couple of braces."

Morgan recently bought a new pair of boots to try to change his luck, but he added: "Wellingtons, slippers, a goal off my bum - it really doesn't matter. I need to get among those goals."

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