Jon Shaw sets conservative goals target for Luton Town

Jon Shaw

Prolific striker Jon Shaw has set himself a conservative goals target as he looks to help Luton regain their place in the Football League.

Shaw, 28, joined the Hatters in June after finding the net 46 times for Gateshead in the last two seasons.

And he made a goalscoring debut on Saturday's 2-2 draw with his former club after coming on as substitute.

"It's always the same (target) - I always start with 20, anything above is a bonus," said Shaw.

"But obviously I was happy to get off the mark straight away."

Luton were first linked with Shaw at the beginning of the year but it took them six months to finally get their man.

His pre-season preparations were interrupted by injury but he headed the winner in a friendly against Leyton Orient and the goal against Gateshead inspired Luton's comeback after they trailed 2-0.

"Initially, I was dying to get out there, being 2-0 down and obviously wanting to play against my old club as well - and with the crowd coming through the door like they were, you want to get out there and show them what you're about," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.

Shaw is only one of the striking options available to manager Paul Buckle but relishes facing competition for a starting place.

"We're all here to push each other," he said.

"Whether it's one, two, three or all four of us at once. We're going to go out there and give it our all as a team.

"The feeling in the camp is that we're a small, tight unit and we're all here for success."

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