Fulham news: 40-goal Aleksandar Mitrovic chasing more records

Fulham striker becomes first player in almost 30 years to score 40 goals in an English league season - could he yet break more marks?

Aleksandar Mitrovic fired Fulham back into the Premier League as he scored his 40th goal of the season.

The Serbian striker became the first man in almost 30 years to hit that mark during a league season in England by bagging a brace in the Cottagers' promotion-clinching 3-0 win at home to Preston.

Speaking about his achievement, Mitrovic told Sky Sports: "Four games still to play, so let's try to make the number a bit higher. I had great numbers this season but I had good players around me this season.

"We created a lot of chances and scored a lot of goals. I think it's been an amazing season for myself and for the team as well."

Portsmouth's Guy Whittingham was the previous man to achieve the feat, scoring 42 times back in 1992/93, although Pompey missed out on promotion that season - ironically on goal scored. They went on to lose in the play-offs.

Post-war record

With four games still to play, Mitrovic could still eclipse that mark, while even Derek Dooley's 46-goal season for Sheffield Wednesday in 1951/52 - the second tier's post-war record - may be in reach.

The second tier's all-time record is held by George Camsell, who scored 59 goals for Middlesbrough in the 1926/27 campaign.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

The overall English league record belongs to Everton's Dixie Dean, who netted 60 times in the top flight in 1927/28.

Mitrovic's feat in numbers

Twenty-six goals in his 40 league appearances

A goal every 93 minutes

Scored 2+ in 11 matches

Three hat-tricks

Six penalties

The former Newcastle striker has now been either promoted or relegated in every one of his seven seasons in the English game.

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