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Benji targets more goals this season

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After he doubled his City goalscoring tally on Sunday against former club Portsmouth, Benjani now hopes to bag a couple more goals before the end of the season.

The 29-year-old striker scored on his debut at Old Trafford in February, but went through an eight game baron spell, until his 74th minute strike at the weekend.

We spoke to the Zimbabwe international afterwards, who said: “It was nice to get that first goal at home and I’ve been looking for that.

“I’m getting there slowly and it would be nice to get a few more goals before the end of the season.”

Despite being the only Blues player signed this season with prior experience of the Premier League, Benjani has still had to get used to settling in to his new surrounds.

“Of course it’s difficult, but I’m very happy and the team are getting used to me playing up front on my own,” he stated.

“I’m very happy with the support I’ve had so far. Everyone has been great, even the lads in training keep on saying it will be okay, so hopefully in the next game I’ll score again.

“I’m improving and it was probably my second best game for City so I will have to play like that as many times as I can.”

And after a performance like Sunday, I’m sure City fans could even forgive the former Pompey striker for not celebrating what proved to be a vital third goal.

He explained: “It was against my old team and I respect them because they gave me much respect when I was there.

“I went something like 15 games without a goal and they were still behind me so that’s why I didn’t celebrate.”

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