Andy Cook looks a brilliant bet to finish top scorer in the National League for the 2016/17 season
Dan Holman and Padraig Amond both bagged thirty goals last season to help their respective clubs enjoy promotion, although the third-most prolific player plied his trade for a club further down the league table.
Andy Cook kept hitting the net for Barrow all term and his twenty-four goals certainly caught the eye of Gary Brabin who promptly signed him for Tranmere Rovers this summer.
Cook has already been scoring goals in a white shirt during pre-season and looks a massive price at 16/1 to finish top of the pile this time around, with the 25-year-old operating for a better team which should create more chances than his previous club.
Indeed, Rovers are second favourites to win the division and will be looking to build on last season’s sixth-placed finish, with Conor Jennings also being added to the mix.
Cook’s 27 goals in 47 appearances for Barrow is a real eye-catcher and he has stronger claims at 16/1 than several players priced shorter.
The other player on our shortlist is Rhys Murphy, a striker who could be about to catch fire for Forest Green Rovers after Dale Vince and Mark Cooper did their utmost to land the player from Oldham Athletic.
Murphy originally schooled at Arsenal although he’s never really got going at any of his clubs thus far, even if he managed nine in fifteen games for Crawley during a loan spell.
FGR are offering the 25-year-old a new lease of life in the National League and he’s sure to get game time for arguably the best team in the division.
A lot has been made of Matt Tubbs also arriving at The New Lawn although the 32-year-old is very short in the betting considering he’s entering the twilight part of his career.
Tubbs managed just two goals in sixteen appearances for Eastleigh at the same level last season and he could be outshone by strike partner Murphy who is available at a chunky 16/1.