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Jason Byrne may continue for another year with eye on Brendan Bradley's goalscoring record

Updated: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 14:33 | Comments

Jason Byrne is hoping to break Brendan Bradley's record
Jason Byrne is hoping to break Brendan Bradley's record

Bray Wanderers striker Jason Byrne has revealed he could play for another season, especially if he gets within touching distance of all-time League of Ireland record holder Brendan Bradley’s mark of 235.

Byrne has notched 202 in a League of Ireland career that stretches back to 1998, with 83 of that total coming in a prolific spell for Shelbourne from 2003 to 2006.

Bohemians and Dundalk have also benefitted from the Dublin native’s prolific scoring in a career which has seen him collect five League titles, two FAI Cups, an Ireland senior cap and two PFAI Player of the Year awards.

Now back with his original club, the 35-year-old is on 10 goals this season with four coming against UCD just over a week ago, and could yet continue for a further season.

Speaking on RTÉ's MNS, he said: “I’ll see how this year goes and see how the legs hold up after this year. There is a carrot in front of me with the record.”

Derry native Bradley scored his 235 goals in a 20-year professional career that stretched from 1966 to 1986.

Byrne hopes to get close this season before mounting a possible final assault.

He added: “It would be great to get close to it. If I score another 10 goals this year, I’ll come back and give it another go.”

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