Sydney FC striker Le Fondre out to make history

Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre has backed himself to break Bobo's record of 27 goals in an A-League season after netting four in his opening three games.

A former English Premier League player, Le Fondre was brought to the club to replace the Brazilian striker and hasn't missed a beat in the opening weeks for the unbeaten Sky Blues.

"I don't want to match (the scoring record). I want to better it," Le Fondre said.

"I don't want to be the same. I'm a striker, I score goals, I look for things to push me on and give me an edge.

"But I'm not worried about it. I think I will give it a good go."

Le Fondre is following a fine tradition of imports at Sydney FC after Austrian Marc Janko also claimed the competition's golden boot in his only season at the club in 2014-15.

Le Fondre scored 12 in 34 Premier League games for Reading in 2012-13.

The 31-year-old noted of Bobo's record-breaking 2017-18 season before he arrived from Bolton but said he never felt any external pressure to match it.

Instead, that all came from within as he's helped his new team to the top of the A-League ladder before Saturday's away clash with last-placed Newcastle.

Most impressive is his four goals have come from just nine strikes. He also scored another three in three games in the FFA Cup before Sydney FC lost the final to Adelaide.

"The only pressure is what I apply to myself. I set myself high standards," he said.

"I know how many (Bobo) scored last season. When I came I obviously researched the team and researched what the striker did last season and looking at what I have to achieve.

"It didn't faze me that he scored that many goals. I look forward to it as a challenge and if I get anywhere near that many goals we're going to be very successful."

But Le Fondre warns he's not yet the complete product.

"I've maybe not impacted the game as much as I would have liked but I've taken the chances ... I'd like to be a bit more involved," he said.

Source: AAP