Aberdeen goalscorer Bojan Miovski is looking to beat the million-time stars of the Old Firm in the race to become the Premier League’s top scorer.
North Macedonia international Miovski has laid down the gauntlet for Rangers’ Antonio-Mirko Colak and Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi.
Miovski scored twice in the 4-1 win over Kilmarnock to take his Premiership score to seven.
He is level with Celtic’s Japan international Furuhashi, who has signed £4.6million.
Rangers’ £1.8million Colak tops the scorers’ chart with eight goals.
Colak scored twice in the weekend’s 4-0 win over Hearts, while Furuhashi netted in the 2-1 win over Motherwell.
Miovski, 23, warned every time a rival scores for the Premiership’s top scorer that beating them only cheers him up.
He said: “My goal is to be the league’s top scorer.
“Every striker thinks about it and dreams about it.
“When they (Colak and Furuhashi) score, they push me to play better.
“Seeing them score goals drives me to score more goals and be the top scorer.”
“I like the style Aberdeen plays”
Miovski, who was signed as a marquee in the summer, secured a £535,000 transfer from Hungarian club MTK Budapest.
It was the Dons’ biggest expense in a remodeling that cost more than £1.5million in transfer fees.
Miovski is already beginning to pay back this investment.
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Aberdeen have scored 15 goals in four Premiership home games this season and Miovski believes their attacking style can help him top the scorer charts.
The forward insists manager Jim Goodwin and the club presented their plan to play attacking football during contract negotiations.
Upon seeing Goodwin’s blueprint, Miovski knew he would score regularly with the Dons.
He said: “They showed me the plan to play attacking football.
“For me as a striker it’s perfect and I knew that if I signed for Aberdeen I would score goals.
“I like the style Aberdeen play more than last season in Hungary.
“I enjoy it and I have a good relationship with all the players.
“It’s nice to score all the goals I’ve scored and I hope to continue like this.
“We play attacking football and score a lot of goals – not just me, but the whole team.
“I’m happy and I hope it continues like this.”
“I wanted to score a hat-trick”
Miovski represented North Macedonia during the last UEFA Nations League group stage.
He faced grueling travel, beginning with a 2-0 group loss in Georgia on Friday, September 23.
Just three days later, the Dons striker started with a 1-0 home defeat by Bulgaria.
Although Miovski was replaced by Luis ‘Duk’ Lopes after a hat-trick in the 66th minute.
He expected to be replaced to reduce the risk of injury due to travel time on international duty.
Miovski said: “I wanted to score a hat-trick, but before that I had been on the road a lot with the national team for two or three days.
“For me it was perfect to get 60-65 minutes.
“I didn’t want to take any risk of injury.
“I knew the manager would bring me in for the trip.”
Aspirations with North Macedonia
North Macedonia finished third in the four-team league C4 and avoided relegation.
They picked up seven points from six games.
North Macedonia reached the World Cup play-offs, defeating Euro 2020 winners Italy 1-0 in the semi-finals in March.
In the same month they lost the playoff final 2-0 against Portugal.
Miovski said: “We played two games with the national team last week and lost both.
“So we have a little problem with the team at the moment.
“Hopefully we can get better.”
Score goals for Dons supporters
Aberdeen fans quickly took to the striker.
He insists their support gives him extra motivation and he wants to score many more goals for the Red Army.
Miovski said: “I really enjoyed the support from the fans.
“That spurred me on and also motivated me to get better on the pitch.
“I hope I can still score a lot of goals for the team and the fans.”
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