Striker Jones sets out his stall as Gainsborough Trinity prepare for season opener
Gainsborough Trinity striker Mark Jones is targeting 15 goals before Christmas as he gets set for the new season.
The Trinity striker has been finding goals hard to come by during his first pre-season campaign at the Northolme.
However, in Saturday's County Cup clash against his former club Boston United, the 23-year-old frontman hit the first goal in a 2-0 win for Trinity, which set up a final showdown against Lincoln City.
While his pre-season performances have been good, Jones had been unable to get on the scoresheet until now.
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"It's great to score and get that monkey off my back," said Jones.
"But my performances this summer and the partnership up front with Barra (Bradley Barraclough) is looking good.
"The team is doing well and we are creating chances, which is the most important thing."
Jones will get his first chance to score Skrill North goals when the new season gets underway on Saturday.
Steve Housham's Trinity side start their campaign with a trip to Vauxhall Motors.
"I don't really know too much about Vauxhall Motors, other than they are usually quite a physical side, so it will be a tough opening to the season," said Jones.
"We will be working hard on Saturday and trying to keep the ball as best we can.
"The first game of the season is always cagey and there will be a quick tempo.
"But I always aim to score 20 goals and I really want to do that for Gainsborough.
"I want 15 goals before Christmas. As a striker, goals are very important to me personally.
"Psychologically, it's good if you can score more goals than games you play because it looks so much better on your goals per games ratio.
"But the manager doesn't set us any targets like that.
"As long as the team is winning and the strikers are contributing fully, he will be happy."