Calum Dyson is hoping to build on his prolific start to 2016/17 when Everton Under-23s tackle Reading on Monday evening.
David Unsworth’s young Blues head to Wycombe to take on the Royals in Premier League 2, with the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table.
After winning five of their opening six games, the Toffees could move four points clear of Southampton and Manchester City who played at the weekend.
And with five goals in all competitions this term, striker Dyson is seeking more in his quest for a personal target that he hopes can help his side to success.
“Being a striker, my main aim is to score goals,” he told evertonfc.com. “After you get the first one, they all seem to come with confidence building. It’s pleasing and hopefully I can carry it on throughout the season.
“I’m on five, so hopefully I can get to double figures as quickly as possible. You want to be pushing 15 or 20 every season if you’re a striker. That’s my aim.”
The Under-23s have already faced off against Reading this season, with Dyson and Antony Evans netting in a 2-1 win in the Premier League Cup.
The 20-year-old from Fazakerley knows their 7pm opponents will be a challenge once again, but the Blues’ form provides assurance a result can be achieved.
“We’ve been on fire in the league,” he added. “We’ve only lost once and we honestly didn’t deserve that.
“We know Reading will be a tough game - we played them in a different competition and it was one of our toughest this season. Hopefully we go there, press them and pass it around and get the result on the day.”