Southampton striker Lambert targets Premier League Golden Boot

Southampton striker Ricki Lambert is eyeing the Premier League's Golden Boot.

Southampton striker Ricki Lambert is eyeing the Premier League's Golden Boot.

The last Englishman to win the Premier League’s accolade for the most goals in a season was Kevin Phillips, who hit 30 in 1999-2000 for Sunderland.

Lambert, who used to work in a beetroot factory, said: "I want to be in the race for the Golden Boot. It is a massive achievement to win it. I will give it a good go and try my best. There are so many good strikers out there now but who knows? It could be my year.

"If you can say I am up there with Robin van Persie at the end of the season in terms of goals I will be very happy.

"I am very proud to be up there now but it is only five games into the season. Hopefully I will be scoring more and more, helping us win more games."

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