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Brian McBride insists that he doesn’t mind who gets the goals as long as Fulham keep winning.

The American international scored the winner as the Whites finally got off the mark this season with victory over Everton at Craven Cottage last weekend and told the club’s official website that he just wins to keep picking up three points.

“I enjoy scoring goals but right now it’s really about playing together as a unit because when we do that we’re a much better team. But if we can do that and I can score goals I’ll be happy. I certainly don’t feel any particular pressure on me as a striker. There will be times when we have to go more direct when teams are pushing up on us. But we’d rather play a passing possession game. We’re a team, not individuals.”

McBride was encouraged by Fulham’s improved second half showing against Everton after the visitors had largely dominated the first period.

“We didn’t have a lot of cohesion in the first half, but in the second half we were much better on the ball. It’s always important to get your first win, but more important than that was the second half performance and to see us really play together as a team.

We were disjointed in the first half and we didn’t pass well. But in the second half we were much more solid, especially at the back. We started winning balls in better positions, especially the second balls. And that allowed us to get better balls into better positions in attack, which led to the goal.

The fact that we hadn’t won a game had naturally led to a bit of pressure and maybe that showed in the first half. But after half time we settled down and were able to find each other much quicker. We seemed to understand each other and were more compact. It was great to get the win, but the second half performance was just as much of a positive for us.

The fact that we hadn’t won a game had naturally led to a bit of pressure and maybe that showed in the first half. But after half time we settled down and were able to find each other much quicker. We seemed to understand each other and were more compact. It was great to get the win, but the second half performance was just as much of a positive for us.”