TOM Greaves has set himself the target of three more goals in the last three games of the season to reach the magical 20-goal mark and help Bury AFC achieve promotion from NWCL First Division North.

The striker scored his 17th of the season in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win against Pilkington as AFC maintained their seven-point buffer over Holker Old Boys at the top of the table.

However, ahead of Saturday’s trip to play-off chasing Bacup Borough, Greaves knows that at this stage of the season winning is the main focus - and insists it doesn’t matter who gets the goals.

“As a striker you always want to score more goals, that is what I base my game around,” Greaves told the club’s Youtube channel. “But it is about the team and it is about winning and three points at the stage of the season, it doesn’t matter how they come.

Greaves has been in the AFC starting line up for the last couple of games and he is looking to keep his place in the team for the remainder of the season as he chases his goal tally target.

“No footballer will tell you that they want to be on the bench or enjoy being on the bench but it is a squad game,” he said. “Sometimes you have got to accept your role. I’ve worked hard to get back in to the team and fingers crossed I’ll take my chance and keep my place until the end of the season.”

Regarding his goals target, he added; “I always target 20, I think I am on 17 so I will go for 20 still!”

* Former Bury FC fitness performance coach Jimmy Petruzzi is hoping Bury AFC win promotion - and are joined by his current club Bacup Borough.

Petruzzi, who worked under Chris Casper during his spell at Gigg Lane, admitted it is a massive game for both clubs.

“I’ve watched Bury AFC closely because of my time at the club but for me Bacup are my main priority,” he said. “The perfect outcome for me would be for them to win the league and for us to go up via the play-offs.”