Bromsgrove's goal machine tells Colin Stoner of his rising ambition...
Paul Szewczyk is accustomed to dealing with figures and working out statistics.
As a mortgage adviser with the Britannia Building Society in Stafford, that is his nine to five employment, paying the bills for his home in Wheaton Aston with fianc>e Leanne and new baby daughter Mia.
But when it comes to football there's only two numbers that interest the Bromsgrove Rovers striker - goals in the back of the net and points on the board. For much of the season, the two elements have gone hand in hand, like spring cricket and rain-lashed pavilions.
Top scorer Szewczyk is spearheading Rovers' push for promotion to the Southern Premier, having averaged roughly a goal a game while his tally of 19 goals has made him a contender for the Division One West golden boot.
But the key between now and the end of season is transforming those goals into victories. With teams chasing two automatic promotion spots and four play-off berths, it's still too close to call but Szewczyk is certain about one equation.
If Rovers win all their remaining matches - Szewczyk scored twice in a 6-3 hammering of Taunton on Saturday - then they will be playing Premier football next season.
"We still feel we can win every game between now and the end of the season - that is the target," said 24-year-old Szewczyk. "We want to get into the top two and it's definitely possible.
"We have had a little blip but hopefully we have come through that. Things are looking good."
Rovers, who lie fourth in the table, seven points behind Mangotsfield United, look well placed for the play-offs but all the teams down to ninth-placed Paulton Rovers will fancy their chances of an end-of-season surge.
"If you look at the run-in, we have only got to play Mangotsfield and Brackley out of the top sides while a lot of the teams around us have got to play each other." said Szewczyk. "It is very much in our hands."
It was the same scenario 12 months ago when Rovers were scrambling for promotion in the restructuring of non-League, only to miss out in the final weeks.
Since then, there have been more changes than a supermodel ' s wardrobe. Bromsgrove have gone through four managers - current incumbent Jimmy Mullen has followed George Rooney, Steve Pope and Joe Jackson - while Szewczyk has lined up alongside six different strike partners.
"Not getting promoted last season was one of the lows of my career," said the former Hednesford Town, Stafford Town, Stourbridge and Stafford Rangers player. "We missed out by two places and for a club the size of Bromsgrove that wasn't good enough.
"You only need to look at the crowds we get to realise how big a club it is. There aren't many clubs in non-League who will take 200-300 fans for away games, and who can bring in 500 plus at home.
"My dad remembers when they were playing in the Conference a decade ago and though times have changed there is still so much potential."
Szewczyk, who joined Rovers 18 months ago from Stafford Rangers, had initially made an impact with Hednesford, playing and scoring as a 17-year-old when they were in the Conference.
His ability earned him a soccer scholarship to St John's University in New York where he spent 18 months before returning to England.
"Scoring for Hednesford in the Conference when I was 17 against Woking was a big highlight, and reaching the last four of the national college championship in America," said Szewczyk.
"I want to play at the highest level I can and I hope that will come with helping Bromsgrove win promotion."