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Phillips desperate to find the net

11 October 2016

Baggies midfielder wants to add goals to his game

MATT Phillips has set himself a target to score more goals ahead of Albion's clash with Tottenham at The Hawthorns on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The summer signing has impressed since joining the Baggies from QPR but admits he wants to be more clinical in front of goal.

"It took me a couple of games to settle but to be in the starting eleven now is fantastic.

"I'm looking to get my best form going now and add goals to my game.

"The last couple of games I've been in positions ready to score so as long as I'm getting there I know the goals will come eventually."

Phillips also hailed the impact of Nacer Chadli after his move from Spurs at the end of August.

"If you create chances in the Premier League you'll score goals.

"Nacer has already shown that he can find that final pass, but he's also getting goals himself.

"Add to that the contribution from Salomon (Rondon) and James (McClean) and we look in good shape."

And after McClean bagged a brace for Ireland on Sunday evening, Phillips hinted that there was a friendly rivalry between the two wingers.

"The manager joked with us both about having a competition to see who could score and assist more goals.

"With his strike against West Ham he's going clear on three so I think it's time for me to catch up."



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