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8 October 2012

McCarthy encouraged by point

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy described the 2-2 draw at Swansea as a ‘massive point’ as the Royals stretched their unbeaten run to three games.

The 22-year-old was on top form at the Liberty Stadium, producing a number of outstanding saves throughout the match to frustrate the Swans.

Naturally, McCarthy was disappointed to concede but realised that his heroics and the hard work of the team is something to take credit from.

“It was a busy second half – we knew we’d be up against it as we were two goals up,” he admitted. “But we dropped off a little bit and made it easy for them to play.

“It’s disappointing as we had a good lead going into half time but hopefully we can see games out from now on.

“It’s a massive point from a tough place to go. We’re only six games in to the season and we definitely have something to build on.”

Alex’s name was sung loudly by the excellent travelling supporters, which McCarthy duly acknowledged – and the shot-stopper is keen to take Saturday’s positive result into the Liverpool game.

“Personally, I just like to get on with it, do my best and progress every day,” he explained.

“It’s a great feeling being congratulated by the players and hearing the fans sing my name but I’m just happy that we got a point as opposed to no points.

“We’ll have a couple of days off and then we’ll be back in this week before the international break. The focus is now on Liverpool and we’ll be preparing for that.

“It’s a massive game – but we’ll be going there looking to get three points and see out the game. Liverpool are a huge club – these are the games you look forward to.”

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