STATISTICS show that Newport County AFC striker Shawn McCoulsky is averaging one goal for every 62 minutes of action so far this season.

The 20-year-old has started just four games since his loan move from Bristol City in August and made a further seven appearances as a substitute.

In total McCoulsky has seen just 434 minutes of action but his seven goals make him the club’s top scorer and equals the tally of last season’s leading marksmen Josh Sheehan and Rhys Healey.

South Wales Argus:

Padraig Amond (above) has scored six goals since his move from Hartlepool United in August.

The Irishman has started 12 games and made two further substitute appearances and his total of 1,170 minutes on the pitch means he is averaging 195 minutes per goal.

South Wales Argus:

Fellow striker Frank Nouble (above) has started all 15 games in League Two and came off the bench in both Carabao Cup games.

His five goals from 1,531 minutes gives him an average of one every 306 minutes.

McCoulsky has scored in four successive matches and in each of the past three games he has netted after coming off the bench.

Manager Michael Flynn says he is “knocking on the door” for a start ahead of the trip to Notts County.

And Sean Rigg, who scored six times last season but has yet to get off the mark in this campaign, says McCoulsky is giving the boss a selection dilemma.

“He’s super-sub at the minute, really,” Rigg told iFollow Exiles.

“He’s coming on and doing really well. I think you can even see his hold-up play is improving loads and he’s just always in the right place and therefore putting the ball in the back of the net.

“That’s his job at the end of the day so fair play to him, he’s a young lad and doing really well.

“I would have thought he’d be pushing for a start now. I would think that’s what’s going through his mind as-well but it’s a tricky one.

“He’s coming on and doing well and scoring the goals. I don’t see why he wouldn’t get his chance now but we’ll have to see.”