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McCormack: More goals to come from me

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McCormack: More goals to come from me

Birthday boy Ross McCormack has promised more goals after opening his account in midweek.

McCormack scored in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.

The 30-year-old was delighted to register his first for the club and has backed himself to continue banging them in.

He said: “It’s always good to get your first goal at a new club. It took me six games at Fulham last season and three this season at Villa so it’s good. 

“The first few games I haven’t had many chances - I had one at Sheffield Wednesday where I tried to lift it over the goalkeeper but it got blocked so it was good to get that goal.

“It was a great assist from Jack (he said laughing). I will say he meant it but we all know he didn’t!

“I back myself to get more. 

That’s why I was came here - to get goals. That’s my focus. Ross McCormack
"That’s why I was came here - to get goals. That’s my focus.

“When you come for quite a bit of money the fans expect you to get goals. But I never lose my focus. 

“I’m strong enough in my own head to know that once it does come then that will start the ball rolling. 

“Hopefully I can add to it.”

Villa looked to have secured three points until Michael Hefele managed a fortuitous effort to equalise, diverting home Pierluigi Gollini’s clearance.

McCormack has backed Gollini to come back strong from the incident.

He continued: “It’s happened to many goalkeepers before. 

“Pierluigi had made a couple of saves already before that. He will make loads more and he’ll save us more points than he costs us in the end. 

“The boys will rally around him if he needs it but he’s a strong character so he’ll be fine.”

McCormack insisted in his arrival interview that the team must get into the mindset that maximum points are essential in every encounter.

But the forward conceded that a draw was a fair result on the balance of play with the Terriers over the two halves.

He added: “I’d love to stand here and say it was daylight robbery but that wasn’t the case. 

“We went 1-0 up, had a couple of chances and right on half-time Jordan Ayew had a decent chance and if he takes that it’s 2-0 and we’re comfortable. 

“But in the second half, fair play to Huddersfield, they were the better team.

“We didn’t really get going in the second half but Huddersfield were really good. 

“In the end they were probably good value for the 1-1 draw.”

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 18th August 2016