In-form Easter eyes more goals
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jermaine Easter is determined to retain his focus despite the ever-growing interest in him.
Jermaine Easter is determined to retain his focus despite the ever-growing interest in him as a result of his goalscoring exploits.
The Wycombe hit-man has enjoyed a superb season and has already found the net 19 times for The Chairboys.
However, the Carling Cup's top scorer catapulted himself into the national consciousness on Wednesday night as he grabbed a fine equaliser against Premiership champions Chelsea - his sixth in the competition.
His form has seen him become one of the most coveted strikers in the lower leagues and the Cardiff-born marksman is widely expected to earn a call-up to the Wales squad for next month's friendly against Northern Ireland in Belfast.
Unsurprisingly, a number of Championship sides are now monitoring his situation and could well make their move before the transfer window slams shut.
However, although Easter - who turns 25 next week - has made no secret of desire to play at a higher level, his agent Saif Rubie insists his charge is happy at Wycombe and concentrating solely on maintaining his fine form.
"Obviously it was a fantastic night for Jermaine and great for him to demonstrate his class by scoring a goal against Chelsea," Rubie told skysports.com.
"A lot of clubs have expressed an interest in him and I'm sure a few more will sit up and take notice now, but he's happy at Wycombe.
"He's not fazed by the transfer talk, in fact he's relishing the challenge of living up to the standards he's set himself this season.
"He knows that if he continues to find the net then it will only be of benefit to himself and Wycombe.
"The return leg against Chelsea will be a very special occasion, but in the meantime he will be focusing on scoring more goals, starting with Saturday's game at Chester."