Rickie Lambert insists he will try and achieve the incredible feat of winning the Golden Boot in every professional division of English football.

The Saints striker has hit the top of the Premier League scoring charts after his double against Aston Villa took his tally for the season to four.

Lambert has won the Golden Boot in three of the past four seasons – twice in League One , once with Saints and once with Bristol Rovers, and once in the Championship , having previously won it with Rochdale in League Two.

To repeat the feat in the Premier League would be his greatest achievement of all and he is already up and running.

“It’s a massive achievement winning the golden boot,” said Lambert. “I’ll give it a go.

“Obviously there’s so many good strikers out there. Who knows?

“I’m just trying to help my team get three points, so that’s all I’m focusing on.”

He added: “This is the first time I’ve scored and we’ve won the game so that’s all that matters. The three points.

“As long as we got the three points I didn’t care who scored.

“Obviously it’s nice to score. I’ve scored two again but this is the feeling I want.

“I don’t want to be feeling ‘yeah nice, I’ve scored a Premier League goal but we’ve actually lost the game.’ “This is the feeling I want and I’m hoping there are going to be more feelings like this to come.”


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