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McCleary: We stay positive

23 April 2013

Winger upbeat ahead of QPR clash

Garath McCleary says the Royals need to take encouragement from our first half dominance at Norwich into this weekend's match with QPR at Madejski Stadium.

McCleary was at the heart of a convincing first half display at Carrow Road, in which the Royals dominated possession and created chances from passing on the deck - but two quickfire goals right after the break thwarted Nigel Adkins' men.

The winger scored a sumptuous long-range strike to give the Royals hope as they threw everything at Norwich late on - but Garath said it just wasn't to be.

"Obviously it was nice to score, but we were all disappointed about not getting three points that we needed," he said. "I think we controlled most parts of the game, but Norwich are a well organised team and we needed to take our chances.

"We controlled the first half, so all the boys were really disappointed. It's a game where we should have got the three points, but it wasn't meant to be. Hopefully we can take that into this weekend.

"We've had a lot of chances, myself included, and I'm disappointed that I didn't get a couple more. We've just got to move on to next week."

McCleary added that with four games to go, the Royals will continue to give everything they've got in each of their remaining fixtures.

"It's not over yet. We've still got to go into every game positive - anything can happen. There's always a chance."

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