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Chopra Confident He's Town's 20-Goal Man
Chopra Confident He's Town's 20-Goal Man
Wednesday, 13th Jul 2011 12:25

New striker Michael Chopra says he is confident that he can score 20 goals in his first season with the Blues having netted twice in yesterday’s 2-0 pre-season friendly victory over Dutch side FC Eindhoven. Town manager Paul Jewell brought the former Cardiff frontman to Portman Road for £1.5 million last month having targeted adding a "20-goal-a-season man" to his squad.

Chopra is confident that he is capable of scoring goals in any side: “I’ve always said that no matter what team I’m in, if the chances come my way, then I will score them.

“I’ve got a lot of belief in my ability and I believe I will continue to put my chances away. I’m confident I could get 20 this season. You have to set your standards high.”

The 27-year-old partnered Jason Scotland having come on at half-time as the Blues lined-up 4-4-2 in Eindhoven, a formation he says he likes: “The main thing this week is for all of the players to get to know each other and to understand the way the manager wants us to play.

“The manager is playing two up front at the moment and I think that suits my game. It’s easier when you’re playing with someone that takes a fair share of the workload.

“I’m not the type of player that’s going to hold the ball up, I’ll do my fair share when I need to, but I’m more of a player who will look to get in behind or drop into the hole. We’ve had a good start and I really enjoyed it.”

Meanwhile, QPR boss Neil Warnock says signing former Blue Kieron Dyer, who is understood to be close to completing his move to Loftus Road having been released by West Ham, is worth the risk, despite his well documented injury problems: “As far as I’m concerned it’s a gamble worth taking. He really impressed me in training and it looks like he has been working hard on his fitness throughout the summer.

“He has a lot of experience and is desperate to play in the Premier League again. I like the hunger he’s got and he wants to prove a point.”

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We8Norwich added 12:36 - Jul 13
Still can't believe he's going to be in a town shirt next season!

TeamBowyer added 12:36 - Jul 13
Well said chops!

blue1986 added 12:39 - Jul 13
good luck chops!

GTRKing added 12:52 - Jul 13
Yh good man u will do well.

JimmyJazz added 12:58 - Jul 13
Surely QPR won't sign 2 injury prone midfielders, will they?

comeonthegoodtimes added 12:58 - Jul 13
Sign him up.........ooops sorry forgot he already has..

Come on Chops YOU CAN DO IT.

Jsl_itfc added 13:05 - Jul 13
Hope so !

Monkaz added 13:07 - Jul 13
This is what we want to hear Chops, we know you do it. Cannot wait to watch you play at PR next season :)

dirtydingusmagee added 13:07 - Jul 13
sounds like he wants to prove a point, fire in the belly , bring it on .COYB

Smithy added 13:28 - Jul 13
cue broken leg a day before the season starts!

darkroonsitfc added 13:41 - Jul 13
had to laugh this morning when at my nephews primary school, they were rehearsing for a school play with a modern twist, they were playing the automatic song, monster, all the kids were singing the proper words apart from nephew instead of saying moster, insisted very loudly that it was in fact michael chopra, good job the headteacher's a town supporter eh??? COYB

robdaful added 13:53 - Jul 13
He'll get over 20.

legoman added 14:27 - Jul 13
Chops and Priskin will get 40 between them!

ryan added 15:20 - Jul 13
hull's adam pearson gave an interview on hull's talk sport and he said theres no chance of jimmy bullard being loaned to ipswich for this coming season due to wages and ipswich being a promotion rival. pearson also said any club who wants to loan bullard will have to pay his wages in full due to hull's new owners being unwilling to pay players to play for other clubs.

blueblood66 added 16:29 - Jul 13
2 up front, music to my ears!

TractorRoyNo1 added 16:54 - Jul 13
he can certainly fire the bullets, but we really need someone to load the gun for him

itfcjc added 16:59 - Jul 13
You're the man chops

pazelle added 17:16 - Jul 13
2 up front - Chopra and Priskin will absolutely work a beauty!

Bergholtblue added 17:56 - Jul 13
Well he is honest in saying that he is not the type to hold the ball up, so we still need to sign someone who can.

Also needs to play 2 up front hope that will be PJ's intention next year, cos I can see Chops getting fed up if all alone with no service.

bobble added 08:09 - Jul 14
1st time we have heard such talk in 3 years' the dark lord destroyed morale and nearly destroyed our club

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