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Mackie scoops March's Player of the Month award

4 April 2015

Four goals in six games for striker

Jamie Mackie has scooped Reading’s Player of the Month award for March.

The attacker was in electric form in 2015’s third month, notching four goals in six appearances.

The Nottingham Forest loanee began March by netting an injury-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.

Following the powerful strike from the edge of the box, 209 travelling Royals were treated to the first instalment of his velociraptor celebration.

Four days later, Mackie played 80 minutes in the hard-fought FA Cup draw in Bradford and, a week on from his goal in Bolton, he bagged a brace in the 2-1 home win over Brighton.

Both goals came from outside the penalty area and the both strikes were toasted with the second and third outings of the velociraptor.

The FA Cup replay with Bradford on March 16th saw Mackie bag his fourth goal of the month in front of a capacity crowd at Madejski Stadium.

He latched onto a through ball from Nathaniel Chalobah, set himself and thumped into the net from close range to seal the Royals’ place in an FA Cup semi-final for the first time in 88 years.

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