Ahead of Non-League Day on Saturday 12 October, we spoke to Premier League players who once plied their trade in levels of the game beneath the top four divisions of the English football pyramid.
The Brighton & Hove Albion striker has shown a keen eye for goal during a distinguished Premier League career.
The former Workington, Barrow and Carlisle United forward believes there is a deep pool of talent playing in the lower leagues.
And when time permits, he gets along to non-league matches in Sussex and takes a first-hand look himself.
"It's a fantastic place to look for talent," he said.
"I still think there's a lot of players playing in non-league who can step into the Football League with ease. It's a great breeding ground."
Show your support on Non-League Day
You can show support for the hundreds of semi-professional and amateur clubs around England by going to a non-league match this weekend.
To find your nearest non-league match, visit nonleagueday.co.uk/map.
Also in this series
Part 1: Vardy: I rediscovered love of football in non-league
Part 3: Burn: Playing non-league gave me the belief to reach the top
Part 4: Pickford: Non-league matches made me a man
Part 5: Foster: Tiverton gave me the chance I needed
Part 6: Wilder: My non-league days still guide me now