Former Millwall striker is one of the top goalscorers in League Two

Lewisham-born Isaac Olaofe is among the top goalscorers in League Two after his fine start to the season with Stockport County.

The ex-Millwall forward, above, is joint-second in the division’s scoring charts, writes Edmund Brack.

Olaofe has netted eight times in 12 games with only Swindon’s Jake Young and Newport’s Will Evans  (both nine) on more.

Olaofe left Millwall to join the Hatters in January 2023, with the South London club including sell-on and buy-back clauses in the deal.

The 23-year-old only featured three times for Millwall’s senior team and had loan spells at Sutton United and St Johnstone during his stint at The Den.

Olaofe has scored in his last four consecutive League Two outings, recording a hat-trick against Wrexham and strikes in the fixtures against Accrington Stanley, Forest Green and Doncaster.

Stockport are second in the League Two table, one point off Notts County, and three points inside the play-off spots.

Olaofe scored the 83rd-minute winner in Stockport’s 1-0 win over Doncaster last weekend. He is comfortably outperforming his xG (expected goals) of 4.2.

“I’m doing my hobby so I should always be playing with a smile on my face,” Olaofe told Stockport’s YouTube channel after his first EFL hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Wrexham. “There is no better feeling than scoring a goal and winning a game. To help my team score three goals and to win the game by five is even better and sweeter.”

Stockport boss Dave Challinor said: “He took himself out of his comfort zone when he came from down south to up here, to a team that was strong in terms of its squad – he backed himself.

“He’s a really good kid. He’s only a kid with a bright future ahead of him.

“He needs to sharpen up on bits of his game but he has the raw attributes that defenders hate. He has pace, power and a willingness to never give up. That in itself will get him a good way up the pyramid.

“We constantly want to try to get him better. But for him to get a hat-trick will give him great belief.”

Stockport are at Harrogate Town tomorrow.

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