Maghoma finds jibes hair-larious
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.”