Maghoma finds jibes hair-lar­i­ous

Birmingham Post - - SPORT -

JAC­QUES Maghoma in­sists he is more in­ter­ested in points than prick­les – even though op­po­si­tion sup­port­ers tease him about his hair-do.

The Blues winger was the ap­ple of Garry Monk’s eye when he scored the sec­ond of the three goals against Pre­ston at St An­drew’s last Satur­day.

But the 31-year-old, pic­tured, has been catch­ing the eyes in the stands too – and not just be­cause he is a thorn in the side of op­pos­ing de­fend­ers.

“I ac­tu­ally like it, if that’s one thing you want to no­tice in the game, that I have got a pineap­ple on my head, I don’t re­ally mind,” he laughed. “I ac­tu­ally en­joy it. I don’t take of­fence. I am not both­ered. If the away fans start singing, they should be con­cen­trat­ing more on sup­port­ing their team than any­thing else.

“If they want to sing about some­thing or about me, I don’t mind. I kind of rel­ish that. I think the most im­por­tant was not my hairstyle but the three points.”

Maghoma has been teased since re­turn­ing to the match-day squad against Villa when he con­ducted sec­tions of the North Stand dur­ing his warm-up. Mill­wall and Pre­ston sup­port­ers have also had their say – but the Blues man had the last laugh on both oc­ca­sions.

The Pre­ston match marked the first time Maghoma has started at St An­drew’s in more than a month and he wants to main­tain the progress on Satur­day when Blues en­ter­tain Bris­tol City.

“From my point of view I have got every con­fi­dence who­ever comes in is go­ing to be do­ing the job for the team,’’ he said. “The main fo­cus when you are in­jured is to try and get back in and try to help the team.

“If we got ev­ery­one fit we know what we can do, how strong we are and we proved we are try­ing to make this place a fortress, for teams to come here and not eas­ily take points off us. We proved that.”

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