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21 February 2015

Mick says Blues need to mix tempo with patience after his side are shut out by Royals

Mick McCarthy said Town have got to be patient when looking to break teams down after watching side frustrated by a resolute Reading. 

Jamie Mackie’s 14th minute strike gave the Royals a 1-0 win at Portman Road, with Blues missing out on the chance to go into the automatic promotion places. 

“We started well and had a couple of chances but we got caught out for their goal,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“It was a good strike but I’m not sure he should have been scoring from there. We didn’t close him down quickly enough. 

“We had chances to have gone level and I fancied us to do that but they’ve got good players and they defended well. We didn't play that well, but we didn't play badly either. They scored and we didn't, that was the difference.

“We need to be patient though. I said that at half-time. Yes play with a tempo, but be patient. If we have to go backwards to go forwards, then do so. I know the supporters have got a sight of the Premier League and can get frustrated if we do that but you have to deal with that.

“Teams are going to come here and look to make it difficult for us. Get people behind the ball. You have to be patient and move the ball around to create that chance.

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