Better than Bobo? Adam Le Fondre backs himself to fire for Sydney FC

The Sky Blues new striker isn't short on confidence

Attempting to replace a striker that broke the A-League record for goals scored in a single season is no easy feat, but new Sydney FC forward Adam Le Fondre isn't daunted by the prospect.

After scoring 27 goals across just 28 league appearances last season, Brazilian striker Bobo sealed a move to Turkey and left some pretty significant shoes to fill for the Sky Blues.

Having missed out on Fernando Torres, Sydney FC have ultimately turned to former Bolton man Le Fondre, with the 31-year-old backing himself to shine in Australia and potentially even give Bobo's record a run. 

"I definitely back myself to score goals, I back myself to score goals anywhere,” Le Fondre told the Daily Football Show.

"You could put me anywhere in the world and I would have come out saying that same thing, that I’m going to score goals.

"I know how impressive his (Bobo’s) goal-scoring record was here and how well he did last season, but I’m not scared of that.

"I’m relishing the prospect of replicating that and maybe even bettering that if I can."

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Le Fondre arrives in Sydney after two seasons with Bolton in the Championship where he struck 13 times across 54 appearances.

The striker's best return in front of goal however came during his one season in the Premier League with Reading in 2012/13.

Used largely as a substitute during his 34 appearances, Le Fondre struck 12 times across just 1488 minutes of action  - averaging a goal every 124 minutes in England's top division.

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The goods news for Sydney FC is le Fondre has started life with a bang for the club, scoring three goals across just two pre-season games with the striker revealing he's ready to hit the ground running.

“I’m as fit as I’ve been in a long time in football terms...I just want to play and I want to score goals and I want to win," he said.

"That’s the be-all and end-all of me, really."