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East Fife star aiming to out-fire Craig Gunn in top scorer battle

| 11.02.2016

Ladbrokes League 2 Player of the Month Nathan Austin has his sights firmly set on becoming the division’s top-scorer this season – and he isn’t shy about admitting it. 

Austin – who was last month loaned back to East Fife after completing a move to Falkirk – is currently joint-top of the scoring charts with Elgin City striker Craig Gunn, with both players on 16 goals each.

Both teams are embroiled in a title battle, but while that remains Austin’s primary focus, he admits he has one eye on outscoring Gunn.

Speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes News he said: “I’m quite competitive when it comes to things like that.

“Obviously the team comes first but after every match I’m checking how Elgin have got on – and nine times out of ten Craig Gunn’s scored!

“But I definitely want to come top.

“Obviously I haven’t scored in the last few matches but I don’t like to go on too long a run without goals.

“It’s just one game at a time – that’s how I’ve always looked at it.”

The sponsors can’t separate the pair, with both priced at even money to come out on top in the hotly-contested battle.

Austin and his East Fife team-mates are at home to Arbroath this Saturday, while Elgin and Gunn host mid-table Clyde.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.