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Double goal for McClure

25 July 2013

Matt McClure is targeting an injury-free season with plenty of goals.

McClure has welcomed the additions of fellow strikers Jon-Paul Pittman and Steven Craig.

“I want to eradicate all the little niggling injuries which is why I’ve been working hard with Theo (Farley) and at home over the summer. The more games I get, the more goals I’ll get. I want 20 plus.”

He said: “This year I’m going to concentrate on getting in the box more, just getting in dangerous positions. If the ball comes to me, hopefully I’ll stick it away.

Despite finishing joint-top scorer in 2012/13, the Slough-born striker is determined to take his game to the next level in the upcoming campaign.

“I did the warm-up on Saturday which was the first time I’ve kicked the ball since Northampton in April. I really enjoyed that.”

“As a footballer, all you want to do is be out there pinging balls about.

“We didn’t know the extent of my injury until about a month ago – we thought I’d just strained it but it turned out I’d torn the muscle off.

“I’m just happy to be back on the training field. Even when I was in the gym, I would come out and kick the balls back so I could be involved.

“It’s been a long summer in the gym, strengthening all of my lower body,” he told Chairboys Player.

However, he could get his first minutes of pre-season at Oxford City on Friday evening (k.o. 7.30pm).

McClure was in line to make his return to match action on Wednesday but the friendly at Burnham was postponed due to the surface being deemed unplayable.

The 21-year-old resumed full training earlier this week after a spell on the sidelines with a knee problem.
He said: “Obviously I know JP from last time he was here – he’s about strength, pace, power. He won a lot of headers against Villa too.

“I haven’t seen too much of Steve as I haven’t played or trained but what I have seen, he looks good. He looks like a good option for the longer ball, he holds it up and brings the midfielders into play.
“There’s good competition up front and we’re all looking forward to it.” 

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