The 2023/24 League Two season gets underway this weekend on August 5th and there’s a whole host of goalscoring sensations hoping to win the Golden Boot.
David McGoldrick League Two top scorer – 8/1
Notts County have pulled off the signing of the summer by tempting former academy star David McGoldrick back to Meadow Lane. Didzy bagged 22 league goals in League One last term for Derby County and was utterly integral to the way they attacked, so for him to drop down a level at this stage of his career shows the pull County have at this moment in time.
He’s shown his goalscoring prowess in pre-season already and it will be intriguing to see who becomes Notts County’s main man this season. Macaulay Langstaff scored a ridiculous 42 goals in 45 games last term for County as he stormed to the Golden Boot, and he is the 5/1 outright favourite to do the double this term.
However, he’s never played in the Football League before and at 26, it will be intriguing to see how he copes with the step up. He should score goals, but I feel its a far safer bet, at longer odds, to plump for McGoldrick. The 35-year-old has banged goals in for over a decade now, and he should be the best player at this level by a fair margin. At 8/1, it seems like a price too good to turn down.
Notts County should have an extremely successful season with that dangerous duo up front. Elsewhere, Paul Mullin’s collapsed lung for Wrexham has seen him tumble down the market, and he is now out at 10/1 if you fancy him to come back from injury and shine in League Two. Bradford’s Andy Cook also scored a hatful as this level last time out, 27 in total, and is set for another good season. But our second pick comes from a team I expect to clinch automatic promotion this term.
Kyle Wootton League Two top scorer – 20/1
Stockport County came so close to promotion last term as they lost the play-off final on penalties to Carlisle United. However, that was their first season up from the National League, and they could be a year ahead of Wrexham and Notts County in their respective rises.
One of the surprise packages for Stockport was Kyle Wootton, who chipped in with 14 goals. His physical presence was key for the Hatters as they flew up the table and as Paddy Madden’s influence on the team dropped, his grew. With Nick Powell supplying him, it could be a huge season for Wootton, who has now found his feet at this level. 20/1 seems like a strong price for a player who can step up again this season, for one of the most dominant outfits in League Two.