Matt Harold is key to promotion challenge says Jake Robinson

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Jake Robinson’s ninth goal of the season helped his Shrewsbury side to a 2-0 victory over Lincoln City on Saturday as the Shrews continue their promotion push.

Shrewsbury sit four points off table toppers Chesterfield in League Two, and Robinson’s goals have been instrumental in their start to the season which has seen their odds to win League Two halved from 16/1 to 8/1.

Shrews boss Graham Turner was quick to praise Robinson after Saturday’s game, claiming the performance from Robinson was his best this season, but Robinson was quick to deflect the praise onto strike partner Matt Harold.

Harold has contributed three goals this season but hasn’t scored in six games.

Robinson’s comments have been said in the hope of inspire confidence in his strike partner as Harold looks to end his scoring drought.

Everyone who watches the game and all the players in the team know how much Matt is doing,” said Robinson, “it was good to see him getting a lot of love from the crowd on Saturday.”

But whilst Harold has been struggling, Robinson has been prospering, and his ninth league goal puts him amongst the top strikers in the division in the League Two top goalscorer market.

Robinson has to contend with Rotherham’s Adam Le Fondre and Bury’s Ryan Lowe, but is a tempting 12/1 to end the season as League Two’s top goalscorer, and with each-way betting offering a quarter of the odds on a top four place, it’s worth putting some faith in Shrewsbury’s top marksman.

Harrold would need to find the net in a few consecutive games to start challenging the top scorers, but is available at 33/1 to end the season top goalscorer.

Shrewsbury face a crunch tie away to league leaders Chesterfield in this weekend’s fixtures. See the full League Two football betting odds market here.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.