French striker Yoann Arquin 'can fire Notts County into Championship'
NOTTS County don't need to go and splash big money on a 20-goal striker – they already have one in Yoann Arquin.
That is the view of his team-mate Jamal Campbell-Ryce, who believes the young French striker can fire the Magpies into the Championship.
No-one knew anything about the Le Havre-born hitman, 24, when Notts signed him in the summer because he'd only spent one season in English Football – and that was at Hereford, who were relegated from League Two into non-league.
But he has quickly made a name for himself at Meadow Lane and is the Magpies' leading scorer with five goals in 11 league games.
After scoring on his League One debut at Crewe, Arquin struck a double against Portsmouth and has netted in the last two games, against Coventry City and Bournemouth.
And, while Notts continue to chase ex-Chelsea striker Mikael Forssell, Campbell-Ryce raves about him.
"Every team wants a striker who can score 15 to 20 goals in a season and I think we have that in Yoann," he said.
"He has already proved he can score goals at this level and I've told him he can play even higher because he's a young boy and he's only going to get better.
"He's definitely got all the attributes and the ability to help us march on and march on himself.
"He's doing the business for us at the moment and I hope he continues.
"We just need to keep encouraging him because he gets down on himself a little bit."
Magpies' boss Keith Curle is also delighted with Arquin's big impact at Meadow Lane – and thinks he is gaining in confidence with every game.
Arquin is in such good form he is keeping fans' hero Lee Hughes on the subs' bench.
"He's got five and in my mind he's got at least another 11 goals to go," he said.
"I haven't told him that – but I think he can do it.
"Any centre forward who scores more than 15 goals a season has done well so his target is 16."