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Boss hails 'fabulous' McCarthy

4 November 2012

McDermott on keeper's input

Royals boss Brian McDermott heaped praise on young goalkeeper Alex McCarthy after another excellent performance between the posts at Loftus Road this afternoon.

The Royals stopper produced superb saves to deny Granero, Cisse and Adel Taarabt and earn McDermott's men a valuable point this afternoon.

"The first save was fantastic, pushing the free kick onto the bar, then the one-on-one against Taarabt was another fabulous save. It was a point-winning save I would suggest.


"He's playing very, very well. He's a cool, mature young man with a really good mindset, he works hard and wants to be the best he can be, like they all do.


"He's a very good young goalkeeper and we are blessed with good goalkeepers at our club. He's working hard to keep his place, and we have Federici, Andersen, Taylor, all pushing each other.


McCarthy clattered into the woodwork himself in diving to make sure a Cisse strike fizzed wide in injury time, and McDermott said "He fell on his shoulder, we'll have to have a look at that."


And on how far the former England under-21 international can he go, he added "I never second guess that. I just say to keep working hard every day and let it take care of itself." 

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