The 31-year-old Englishman has set the A-League alight in the first three rounds, helping Sydney to sit top of the table with seven points from three games.

Le Fondre's form has ushered in talk of breaking the record of Bobo, the man he replaced at Sydney, who netted an A-League best-ever return of 27 goals in the 2017/18 season.

Despite that, the former Reading and Bolton man modestly said his form has simply been “okay”.

“It’s been okay. I’ve maybe not impacted the game as much as I would’ve liked,” he said. “When the chances have come (I’ve taken them) but I’d like to be more involved.

“But as long as we’re winning and I’m scoring, I don’t really care too much.”

Le Fondre said he had embraced following in Bobo’s footsteps at Sydney FC.

“I know how many he scored last season, yeah,” he said. “When I came I obviously researched the team and researched what the striker did last season.

“I looked at what I had to achieve. It didn’t faze me that he scored so many goals.

“It’s a challenge.

“If I can get anywhere near that amount of goals, we’re going to be very successful. That’s my aim, to be very successful here.”

He added that he wanted to break Bobo’s record.

“I don’t want to match it, I want to better it,” le Fondre said. “I don’t want to be the same. I’m a striker, I score goals.

“It’s a massive ask, given the amount of games you play but I’m not worried about it. I’ll give it a good go.”

Sydney are away to last season’s runners-up Newcastle Jets on Saturday.