Goal race for Wigan Athletic duo!

Will Keane has a goal-den incentive to fire Wigan Athletic to automatic promotion.

The 29-year-old heads into this weekend's shoot-out at MK Dons with 17 league goals to his name.

That's five behind Sunderland's Ross Stewart in the standings - but Keane, and Latics, have played three games fewer.

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Will Keane and Callum Lang

And he admits he is keeping tabs on the individual leaderboard as well as the overall ladder.

"It's something I am aware of, and I'm not too far off the top," he said.

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"It's obviously a great incentive for me, and if I could get nearer to the top, it would only be good for the team as a whole.

"Ultimately, though, individual awards come very much secondary to the success of the team."

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Keane has 18 goals in all competitions, with strike partner Callum Lang on 15.

And the Ireland international credits Lang for helping him record the best return of his career.

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"With Cal, he's one of those players who can pick up the ball and create something out of nothing," Keane added.

"He's been out on the right for a lot of the season, but he also gets into the right areas to create and score goals.

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"He's just a great player to play alongside - when I get the ball, he's always looking to make a run, and vice versa.

"Fortunately we've both been among the goals this season, and hopefully we can keep that going.

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"It's healthy competition up front, and a few others have been chipping in which helps to spread the goals around."