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'Mesut' hoping to get back among the goals
MATT McClure has earned himself a new nickname after setting up goals for his team mates - but he said he'd rather be finding the net himself.
Wanderers team mates have been calling him Mesut McClure, in deference to Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, after the striker set up three goals in the last two games.
His introduction at Plymouth made the difference as he set up the game's first two goals after coming off the bench.
But he said: "It's not really something I've been told to work on, it's just happened in the last couple of games.
"Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather be sticking them in than creating them, but if I'm not doing that it's the next best thing.
"If you're not scoring you need to be having a positive impact on the game in a different way. It's nice to be chipping in with a few assists."
McClure and fellow strikers Steven Craig and Dean Morgan are all in good goalscoring form and the Northern Ireland U21 international said he's enjoying the competition and learning from his peers.
He said: "I know what Deano's about. Stevie's come in and he's a good target man. He buys us fouls up top, he's clever with his movement. I'm learning off both of them all the time. We all want each other to succeed but it's good, healthy competition."
McClure has also pleased at the way Blues put Plymouth to the sword after a slow start to the game from both sides.
He said: "Plymouth last year were on top for the whole game. We had one shot and it went in. We did the same this time but a bit more emphatically.
"Saturday first half they probably had a little more of the ball. We stuck in and once we got one goal they fell apart and it looked like we were going to get two, three or four. 3-0 away from home sends out a good message."
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