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17 August 2013

Pretty good has to become good if top six a target says boss after QPR defeat

Mick McCarthy said Town have got to turn pretty good performances into good performances if Blues are to contest a top six place. 

A 90th minute goal from substitute Tom Hitchcock gave QPR the win after Town had matched the promotion favourites blow for blow. 

“It was an even game, we had chances, they had chances but we paid the price for not defending well enough in the 90th minute,” said Mick. 

“It would have been a really good point but playing well and getting beat is not my idea of fun.

“We played well at Reading and here and if they are yardsticks, both have been pretty good but pretty good needs to be good if we are to compete in the top six. We should have five points on the board now, not three.”

Cole Skuse picked up an Achilles injury and was forced off at half-time while substitute Paul Taylor was replaced 20 minutes after going on.

“We are hoping Skusey will be okay,” added  Mick. “There was no injury problems with Paul Taylor. We are trying to get him fit in bits and pieces and he’s not really ready enough to play at Championship intensity at the moment.”    

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