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Chris Martin – Derby at 4/1

The old-fashioned number 9 scored a goal in each leg of the semi-final to take his season tally to 25. Picked up on a free transfer last summer, the former-Norwich man has certainly given Rams fans more than they expected as he and midfielder, Craig Bryson, have formed a formidable and invaluable goal-scoring partnership. With just three substitute appearances Martin was never given a real chance when he was promoted to the Premier League with Norwich and so his appetite for another shot at the big-time will be as big as anybody’s.

 

Charlie Austin – QPR at 7/2

The hottest property in the Football League, Charlie Austin needs little introduction. QPR’s top scorer scored twice in the semi-final second leg to take his tally to 20 and his side to Wembley. When Austin was out injured this season the R’s struggled to find momentum, but since his return they have looked full of energy, belief and goals. Having more than proved his worth at this level the 24-year-old will be desperate to make the step up and help his side make an immediate return to the top flight.

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