Peterborough's Emile Sinclair wants improved goal tally

Emile Sinclair
Sinclair joined from Macclesfield on August's transfer deadline day

Peterborough United striker Emile Sinclair believes he should have scored more goals for his club this season.

The 24-year-old has netted seven goals in 21 league appearances since making the move from Macclesfield last August.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I feel I should have a few more goals, maybe 12 or 13, but it's my first season playing in the Championship.

"I'm hoping to get into double figures as soon as possible, that's my current target. I'd like 15 or 20 goals."

With Craig Mackail-Smith having joined Brighton over the summer for a sizeable fee, Sinclair has had to shoulder a lot of the goal-scoring burden.

He scored twice on his debut against Burnley and bagged the winner against Coventry just before Christmas.

"I've scored a couple of goals recently, we've been on a good run and I'm pleased to be improving every game," he said.

"You've got to perform well in games and in training as we've got plenty of players who can play up front."

That competition has become even more fierce with the return of Nicky Ajose from his loan spell at Scunthorpe.

The 20-year-old has endured a difficult start to life at London Road, but Sinclair is backing the former Manchester United youngster to come good.

"I've played against Nicky in the past and he's a good player who can get in behind with his pace," he said.

"He's got great technical ability and it's definitely a lift for the team to have him back.

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