I'm here to score - Pope

Last updated : 07 August 2009 By Bigrich.....
Speaking to the 'Tiser, Tom said; "I work hard and try and get myself in the box. I don't keep running all over the pitch. I stay down the middle because I want to get on the end of chances."

"They're a good set here and if they give me opportunities then hopefully I can put them away. I want 20 goals and you never know, I might get more, but that all depends on the number of games I play and if we keep everyone fit."

Looking back at last season with Crewe, Pope's fitness let him down after a couple of injuries; "I wasn't really in with Steve Holland, who was the manager at the start. It was a bit hit and miss for me. Then Gudjon Thordasson came in I was playing and scoring. I did my ankle ligaments and had a couple of other niggles and I was in and out of the side. There's no doubt if I had been fit I would have got a lot more goals."

Despite only making a sideways move with Crewe ending the season relegated to League 2, Pope thinks the move to the Millers is a good one; "Here we're pushing for promotion. It's given me a change from fighting off relegation. We're looking at the play-offs at least and if we perform then I'm sure we'll be there or thereabouts. Reuben has moved on and there's a space here for me to replace his goals and do well."

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