Boylan under no pressure to fill the void left by Morison

Boro striker Lee Boylan insists he does not feel under any extra pressure to score goals following Steve Morison's move to Millwall this summer. The former Cambridge man will be expected to weigh in with more than the 10 goals he plundered in the 2008/09

Boro striker Lee Boylan insists he does not feel under any extra pressure to score goals following Steve Morison's move to Millwall this summer.

The former Cambridge man will be expected to weigh in with more than the 10 goals he plundered in the 2008/09 season although he was often forced to play a deeper role behind Morison.

Morison's departure will see more of an onus placed on the likes of Boylan, Charlie Griffin, Chris Beardsley and Yemi Odubade to get the goals but the former Canvey Island man insists he does not feel under any added burden.

"I've just got to do what I've got to do," Boylan told The Comet. "Moro was a good asset to this club and I wish him all the best but I don't feel under any more pressure to score goals.


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"You put pressure on yourself anyway and that's the only way to be."

Boylan also revealed he is keeping his fingers crossed for an injury free campaign after the 30-year-old suffered torn ligaments last season forcing him out for a few weeks.

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Boylan was the victim of a crude challenge from Barrow's Andrew Bond but the forward hopes to steer clear of the treatment table next season.

"Injuries are part and parcel of football," he added. "I tore my ligaments last season but hopefully I can stay clear of injury - that's what every footballer hopes for.

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