Craig Mackail-Smith was the leading scorer in League One last season, netting 27 times for Peterborough although he, Glenn Murray (22) and Rickie Lambert (21) will all be playing at a higher level next term and that makes for a wide-open betting contest when it comes to finding the winner of the Golden Boot.
It is easy to see why Bradley Wright-Phillips heads the betting at 9/1 (Paddy Power – £100 free bets), given that the striker scored 21 goals for Plymouth and then Charlton last season. Big things are expected of the Addicks next season and BWP should get plenty of service and game time.
Jordan Rhodes is a 10/1 chance (bet365 – £200 free betting) and the former Ipswich forward netted sixteen times last term although Lee Clark isn’t afraid to rotate his squad at Huddersfield.
Clinton Morrison isn’t a striker that has ever lacked confidence and the former Palace man has claimed his target for the season is 20, which is the same as the odds (20/1) that bet365 are giving him, although new team-mate Gary Madine could outscore him at 25/1.
Last season’s League Two top goalscorer was Clayton Donaldson and the striker was quickly snapped up by Brentford after his string of goals for Crewe Alexandra. Coral go 20/1 that he tops the charts for a second season running, although perhaps team-mate Charlie MacDonald can also fill his boots at 50/1 (Skybet).
Meanwhile, Iain Hume’s career could be back on the up for Preston North End after suffering a nasty skull injury and the Canadian is available to back at 25/1 with bet365.