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Constable focused on scoring record

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Oxford United striker James Constable showed Paulo Di Canio what he was missing with two goals to down rivals Swindon Town to secure the club's first win at the County Ground since 1973, and now has his eyes on making another piece of history for the club.

Di Canio made no secret of his admiration of Constable in the lead up to the A420 derby, and the forward produced a timely reminder as to his quality in front of goal.

Despite the interest from Swindon and a bid earlier this summer from Luton Town, Constable insists that his future lies with the U's.

“It has never crossed my mind (to leave),” he said. “I have just under three years left on my contract and I want to stay here.


 

“I will be here for as long as Oxford will have me.”

The double helped the forward move onto 71 career goals for the club, leaving him as the club's eighth highest ever goal scorer, and the 26-year-old admit that while he was disappointed not to fire a hat trick he does have his eye on the Graham Atkinson's goalscoring record of 107.

“I was really disappointed with that one,” he added. I opened myself up too much and let the keeper read it.”

“It’s in the back of my mind, so I just need to chip away and hopefully get there as soon as I can.”

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