A FORMER York City striker has entered the record books at Notts County.

Macaulay Langstaff netted his 40th goal of the season for the Vanarama National League title contenders in their 2-0 victory at Altrincham on Tuesday night, breaking a club record that had been held by Tom Keetley for 92 years.

The 26-year-old, who scored 11 times in 52 appearances for the Minstermen between 2018 and 2020, has also equalled Ricky Miller’s record for the most goals in a National League season, set during his time at now National League South outfit Dover Athletic in 2016-2017.

And staggeringly, not a single one of those has come from the penalty spot.

Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham about his achievement, Langstaff enthused: “To score the most goals ever for Notts in a league season is an unbelievable feeling.

“It’s a special feeling. I’ve been thinking about this one more than any other record.

“I’ve enjoyed myself so much this year, being part of the history at this special, special club which has been unbelievable to me.

“The National League’s record is one league and Notts County’s all-time leading scorer in a season is every single league.

“This means the most to me.”

While Langstaff remains firmly on course to overtake Miller’s record, manager Luke Williams has warned the striker not to become complacent with his achievements, and instead continue his fine form as the Magpies push for the National League title.

“The gaffer keeps giving me new records to beat to keep me motivated,” he continued.

“I will try to keep going. I don’t like setting targets because if you do reach them, you feel like you have got there almost and become comfortable with your goalscoring tally.

“At the end of the season, I will look back and see if I am happy. Twenty is the sort of standard target, so to get 40 is unbelievable.

"Regardless of the records, I try to score every game. Once you reach a record, you have to go again."