Fulham's Healy can't explain international scoring record

Fulham striker David Healy admits he cannot understand why he is more prolific at international level with Northern Ireland than with his club.

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"I just can't put my finger on it," Healy told the Daily Mail. "I've been asked by previous managers why I score so many international goals against supposedly better defenders, but I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about it.

"Confidence is everything for strikers and when I turn up I'm expecting to score - and I think the whole country is expecting me to score."

He added: "If I hadn't scored for Fulham already there would be people saying I'm a waste of money, or I'm out of my depth, or I can't make the step up. Fortunately, I was bought on the cheap. I don't have a £5m price tag."

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