NOT since Michael Ricketts in 2001 has a Bolton striker scored 20 goals in a season… Indeed, only four strikers have managed to surpass 20 this decade.

Kevin Davies tops the list with 29 in his 143 appearances since January 2010, during which time he also earned an England cap under Fabio Capello in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley.

The target man’s game had never been entirely about goals – but he had finished top scorer on three occasions in his decade-long Bolton career, which was ended rather abruptly and controversially under Dougie Freedman at the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

Before that point he had captained the club since Kevin Nolan’s departure in 2009 and became one of only 21 players to have represented the club on more than 400 occasions.

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Next on the list is Gary Madine on 26, who like Davies had been known more for his hold-up play than his prolific nature in front of goal.

Regardless of a slow start to his time at the club, his 10 strikes in 2015/16 and 2016/17 make him the only Bolton player this decade to get into double figures in successive campaigns, and the first since Nicolas Anelka.

Zach Clough (23) burst on to the scene under Neil Lennon in 2015 with a goal on debut against Wigan in the FA Cup, one of six goals in 10 games that season.

The diminutive front man also hit the goal trail for Phil Parkinson in League One before he was sold to Nottingham Forest for £3million, scoring nine in 29 appearances before January 2017.

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Adam Le Fondre’s 21 goals are split between two loan spells and a permanent stay at Bolton.

Confident of a return when he walked through the door under Lennon in January 2015, he was back a year later as a replacement for the Forest-bound Clough. After signing on a free transfer the following summer Le Fondre helped score goals to secure promotion and then keep Bolton in the Championship.

Below the 20 line, Croatia international Ivan Klasnic stands out as one of Bolton’s most clinical front men, with a goals-to-minute ratio to rival most who represented the club.

In total, Klasnic scored 18 times in 79 appearances, many of which were made from the bench. His finest hour perhaps came in a 5-0 victory against Stoke City in which he scored twice and provided assists for two more.

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The most expensive name on this list is that of Johan Elmander – the Sweden international who cost a club record £8.2m fee from Toulouse in June 2008.

After some difficult times under Gary Megson, it can be argued that Elmander’s best form actually came after the arrival of Owen Coyle in 2010, and he finished the 2011/12 campaign as top scorer with a dozen goals.


Strikers who have played 30 games and their goal record


Adam Le Fondre 75 apps, 21 goals


Clayton Donaldson 34/2


Craig Davies 58/11


David Ngog 91/16


Emile Heskey 48/3


Gary Madine 107/26


Ivan Klasnic 79/18


Jermaine Beckford 51/11


Joe Mason 30/10


Johan Elmander 66/14


Josh Magennis 45/7


Kevin Davies 143/29


Max Clayton 30/2


Sammy Ameobi 91/12


Zach Clough 77/23