STANLEY wideman John Miles hopes he is saving his goals for the League Two campaign.
Miles, in his third season with the Reds, has got one goal so far in the friendly at Maidstone but has set his sights on scoring when they count.
"I got three goals last season and I want more than three this year - I won’t say anymore than that," smiled the 27-year-old.
"Three over 46 games obviously isn’t enough. Jimmy Ryan got 12 from midfield last season so I need to get more and if I can double three then I will be happy. Granty (Bobby Grant) is flying at the moment but I would rather not score in the summer and then get a few in the season.
"I volunteered for penalties two years ago but missed one in Scotland and haven’t done them again, but I might put my name forward this season.
"After last year when we missed five I am sure we will be practising them soon, so I will see how I go."
Miles, who signed a new one-year deal in the summer, has been happy with the way pre-season has gone. "It has been good. We are unbeaten so far – though obviously it is not about results but fitness.
"We had a good week away at the army camp and I think the gaffer is happy with how it has gone," said Miles, with John Coleman expecting his side to be one of the fittest in League Two.
"The army camp was hard but the beach the week after was harder.
"The army camp was enjoyable because they were a good set of lads but we have been to the beach a couple of times and it is really not enjoyable.
""I think the gaffer is quite happy when they see that someone has been sick as they know they have worked hard," said Miles who said he wasn’t one of the culprits. "But the main thing now is getting through pre-season without picking up an injury. I have hurt my thigh a bit but it’s nothing serious and it is always a worry when you feel a twinge at this stage."
He admits he can’t wait for the big kick-off now at Rotherham on August 8.
"In pre-season, everyone is out trying to impress every day in training and it’s the same in the games. You have just got to keep doing what you are doing and hopefully it comes off.
"It is a drag at the moment. The first few weeks of pre-season are about fitness but once the games start it seems to speed up and then it will come along soon enough."
And the match which always takes his eye is against his old club.
"Macclesfield Town is the one I always look out for but they are all as important as each other," he added.
"I do tend to get some abuse at the Macc game but it spurs me on so I don’t mind that."