New Dartford striker George Alexander has set his sights on 20 goals after a bright start to life at Princes Park.
Alexander scored on his debut during a 3-0 home win over full-time Torquay at the end of last month.
Having already scored seven goals for Slough earlier this season, the on-loan Bromley forward is not shy when it comes to setting targets.
“I just want to get to 20 goals,” said Alexander. “I was on seven at Slough so I’m up to eight. I’ve got half a season to get another 12.
“I always set goals high so I probably want more than that but it’s a good marker, and if I can get more then I will.
“I should have had four against Torquay in the end but it was what it was. I probably scored my hardest chance but I can’t complain after a 3-0 win and a goal on my debut.
“I just want to score as many goals as I can. I started the season on fire and then had a little blip where I haven’t scored in a few weeks, but hopefully now I can kick on with goals and winning games from here.”
Alexander has linked up again with Harvey Bradbury in a Dartford shirt.
The duo played together at Millwall and their partnership could be just the boost that Darts boss Alan Dowson has been searching for.
“I don’t think you see it much anymore as most teams tend to go with one striker,” reflected Alexander.
“But it’s a big man-small man combination and we’ve played together before so I know he’s going to win his fair share and I can run off him. It gives me licence to just run.
“We were together at Millwall and we were quite decent there to be fair - he used to flick it and I used to run!
“We’ve always stayed in contact since we left Millwall, he’s been doing his things elsewhere and I’ve been doing my thing. Now we’re back together and I thought it looked quite good against Torquay.
“I’d say he’s more the targetman but I enjoy that side of having someone flick it. You don’t see it as much anymore, just as people play 4-3-3, but I think it works still if you play it right.”
Alexander, who is also good friends with keeper Ryan Sandford following their time together at Millwall, nearly joined the Darts at the start of the campaign. Instead, he returned to Slough on loan.
Now he’s hoping a successful spell at Dartford can help reignite his career.
“I spoke to Dowse in the summer, to be fair, but we’ve now got it over the line,” stated Alexander.
“He just said to come in and work hard, and that’s what I do well. I felt like I boosted the side.
“Dowse said we just need to get a few things right. The league is so tight that if you win two games in a row then you’re in the play-offs again so hopefully we can do that.
“I believe I can play at a better level. But that’s football as things don’t go as you want sometimes. After leaving Millwall, I’ve enjoyed my time at Bromley, Slough and Welling. I’ve got to kick on.
“I’ve always been confident. I’ve never doubted my ability and will always believe I can score goals at any level. It’s where you find yourself and I’ve got to hopefully spring up again.”
Alexander opened his Dartford account with what he described as the best goal he’s ever scored against Torquay.
A delightful first touch was followed by a clinical first-time finish, and he finally has a riposte for father Gary - the Millwall legend who scored a wonder goal at Wembley in a 2009 play-off final against Scunthorpe.
“We always have banter over that goal so hopefully I can score some better ones from now on,” smiled George. “It’s probably the best goal of my career so far. I don’t know where that first touch came from!
“I don’t score many goals that people say ‘wow’, it’s usually a tap-in or it hits me and it goes in so that’s probably my best.”