ANDY BOOTH will be aiming to get another goal closer to Jimmy Glazzard’s Town tally against Walsall tomorrow.
The 34-year-old’s winner against Tranmere at the Galpharm last Saturday was the 175th of his career and the 141st for his hometown club.
Another 12 would put him level with Glazzard, whose 153 came in 321 games between 1946-56.
Booth has played 430 times (including 49 outings from the bench) in his two spells with Town (in between was a stint at Sheffield Wednesday plus four games on loan to Tottenham).
And Gerry Murphy, who masterminded the 1-0 Tranmere triumph, hopes Booth, who returned to the club from Hillsborough in March 2001 and scored in his first game back (4-1 at home to Portsmouth in what is now the Championship) will have at least another season.
“Boothy’s been great for me in my spell as caretaker manager,” said Murphy of the player who came on leaps and bounds when partnered by Town’s new assistant manager Ronnie Jepson in the Nineties.
“His attitude is first-class, he works hard to keep himself fit and he’s a natural scorer.
“Boothy’s a Town man through and through and a great ambassador for the club and if the new manager (Stan Ternent) asked my advice, it would be to keep him for another season.”
For the record, Booth’s first Town goal was in the 2-2 Division II (now League I) draw with Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on November 3, 1992.