LITTLE Oakley striker Harry Mann is hoping to follow in the footsteps of brother and non-league goal king Ollie.

Mann senior attracted attention from a host of Football League clubs, including Ipswich Town and Dagenham and Redbridge, during his first spell with Brantham Athletic before signing for Leiston in 2012.

He went on to play for Needham Market and Brantham again and is still scoring goals for Essex and Suffolk Border League outfit Lawford Lads.

“I look up to him because he’s been very successful in his non-league career,” said Harry Mann, who has been making a big impression at Oakley since joining in the summer from Brantham.

“I see him as a bit of a role model and hopefully I can score goals like he has down the years.

“I came over in the summer because I was looking for more game-time and, so far, it’s going well.

“I feel I’m learning and improving every week and I’m enjoying my football.

“It’s a great club and I get on well with all the boys here.

“The management team have also been great since I signed and they’ve shown so much faith in me.

“One day I’d like to play at a higher level - that’s my plan - but for now I’m very happy at Oakley.”

Mann has set himself a target for 20 goals this season and he netted in the Acorns’ recent 3-0 victory against Needham Market Reserves.

They followed it up with a 3-1 triumph at March Town United on Saturday and Sean Tynan’s side will be hoping for further success when they entertain Swaffham Town tomorrow (3pm).

“Twenty goals is my target and I feel that’s realistic,” added Mann.

“Things are going well for me at the moment - I’m starting a lot more games - and I’m enjoying it at Oakley.

“It’s a tough league and obviously it’s our first season at this level, but finishing in the top-half of the table would be a great achievement.

“We’ve been good at home and get great support.”

It was the first time they had recorded back-to-back league victories this season. Jamie Beecham scored twice and he was joined on the scoresheet by Ryan Smart.