AT the start of this season Wrexham striker Hector Sam would have been delighted to be the club's leading scorer at this late stage in the campaign.
But tell him he would have that honour with only 10 goals and the smile would not have been so broad.
That figure points to a dramatic lack of goal power for the Dragons compared with last season when top scorer Andy Morrell hit 34 league goals before his free transfer to Coventry City.
With strike partner Lee Trundle also moving on - to Swansea City - Wrexham manager Denis Smith brought in Chris Llewellyn and Chris Armstong to plug the gaps up front.
With Armstrong plagued by injury - he also misses tonight's match with Oldham due to back trouble - Sam was given a good run in the side and he's been able to hit his best ever goal return.
"I would have been overjoyed to be the top goalscorer at the start of the season, but I'd like to have scored a bit more to get it," he said.
"At the beginning of the season I wanted to replace Andy (Morrell). Not only in terms of scoring goals, but also all the work he put into the team. To do that I needed a run of games, which I got, but things didn't go as I planned."
Sam was dropped from the side in favour of the fit-again Armstrong in February. Although he scored reguarly for the reserves, including a hat-trick against Wigan, he couldn't get back into the starting side.
"It was a depressing time for me personally - because I wasn't playing - but also for the team," he said. "I was watch-ing us lose and it hurt. We faltered at exactly the wrong time.
"Injuries took their toll and when you lose players like Jim Whitley it's hard to recover.
"When I came back in against Colchester I thought I did all right, managed to score, but the result was wrong. That's all you can say about that game.
"People are saying we might lose every game now until the end of the season. The lads will put everything in to make sure that won't happen. It's about pride for us now."
But Sam knows that this stage of the season is very important for him. Still transfer-listed, the striker was rumoured to be interesting Stockport County.
By June, the Trinidadian will have worked for four years in this country and will be able to move freely between clubs without the need for a work permit.
Although happy at Wrexham - with another year left on his contract - Sam knows that a late-season goal glut will do his reputation no harm at all, wherever he ends up playing his football next season.
"I want to do well, but then I always do," he said. "You never know who's watching games. But these are just rumours. I just want to score more goals.
"We need to start scoring again as a team. Oldham are a good side and they had a great result on Saturday, but we've got to go there and win."
Captain Darren Ferguson should return to the side tonight after recovering from a tight hamstring, but the match comes too soon for Whitley, Carlos Edwards and defender Brian Carey.
Sam should retain his place upfront due to Armstrong's injury, with Llewellyn likely to partner him against the Latics, who beat leaders Plymouth 4-1 last weekend.