He's played most of his fledgling career as a midfielder, but Scott Kashket looks every inch a striker to Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth.

The summer signing bagged only one solitary goal in 29 appearances for Leyton Orient, but has already smashed in six in just eight games for the Chairboys.

His brace against Hartlepool last Saturday followed another double against Crewe back in September, plus Checkatrade Trophy strikes against West Ham and Coventry.

Wasted? Kashket was employed more as a midfielder by Leyton Orient

Ainsworth said: “Scott had glandular fever when he first came here which knocked him for six, but he's back in it now, and performances like that will strengthen his cause to be in the team.

“He thoroughly deserved it. He was in and out at Leyton Orient, I fancy him as a striker. He's been faniced in other positions, but I've seen something in him to know what I want to do with him.

“There's plenty of work to do with Scott, but he was a real thorne in the side of Hartlepool. Players like Bayo take the focus away and Scott reaped the rewards of that, he took his chances really well.”

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For Ainsworth though, as god as Kashket was, the whole team should take credit for a fourth league win in a row.

He added: “We set up to press and disrupt high up the pitch. We watched Hartlepool against Accrington, and with three at the back, we thought we'd go three up top and give them some problems.

“Scott will get the headlines but the back five were outstanding and the midfield was the engine room – they never stopped running and gave us the ability to press high. Scott Kashket was very lively and two great goals, but it was a really good team performance.”