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Don’t @ me – Charlton striker on self-imposed Twitter ban

Charlton striker Josh Magennis is on a self-imposed Twitter ban.

The Addicks frontman, who recently went fourteen games without a goal, decided to remove himself from the social media platform – following advice from his mother.

“There’s only so many things you can see without it trying to affect you,” explained the Northern Irish international, who has now rediscovered his scoring touch with three goals in his last four games.

“My mum always said if you don’t want to see it, don’t look at it. The easiest thing for me was to just come off it and leave it for a while. I’ll probably go back on it in a couple of months. I just didn’t need to keep seeing it all.

“Social media-wise it is very helpful in a lot of avenues, but sometimes for me it is easier to take a step back and not get caught up in it. We’ve done a lot of video analysis with the guys at the team and I just concentrate Monday to Friday and it seems to be working.

“My wife’s happy. She says you’re not always on your phone and not walking around knocking into doors. She’s happy I’ve got rid of it. Whether I get it back I don’t know, it’s not a main part of my life.”

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