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Goals not my main goal, says Mulgrew

'I'll take that one off my ear! It's one of the greatest feelings I've had in the game.'

19 November 2018

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He has scored 18 goals in his last 53 league games for the club, but Charlie Mulgrew maintains that his only objective is keeping them out at the other end.

A set-piece specialist, Mulgrew netted 14 times last season and has four to his name already this term.

But the defender admits he doesn't give much thought to his impressive goal tally, with his full focus centred around helping the team keep clean sheets.

"It's something I never really think about to be honest," said the prolific Scotsman.

"It's always been part of my game, but it's nothing I put too much focus on.

"My main job as a centre half or as a deep-lying midfielder wasn't to score goals, it's always to keep goals out or the more defensive side of the game.

"I had a spell at left midfield for Celtic for a season and scored a few goals, but it's not something I think about.

"When I've had the chances, I've scored them, so I'm thankful for that. It's a good thing to have, but the most important thing is the other side of the game for me."

Fittingly, it was the skipper who scored the goal to secure Rovers' promotion back to the Championship in April and Mulgrew admits that moment at Doncaster is one of the highlights of his career.

"For feeling, yes," he said, when asked if it ranks top of the pile.

"It was a great feeling and a great night all round.

"I'll take that one off my ear! That one stands out to be fair. It's one of the greatest feelings I've had in the game."

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